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Several Fires Break Out Across Colorado

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The fire in Douglas County (credit: Ted Trauernicht)

The fire in Douglas County (credit: Ted Trauernicht)

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Several fires broke out across Colorado on Saturday.

A 2-3-acre grass fire broke out in Douglas County near Monarch Boulevard and Serena Street. South Metro Fire responded. The cause of the fire is not known but investigators are looking into the possibility that fireworks were involved.

The fire came close to some homes. It started at approximately 1:10 p.m. and was completely put out by 2 p.m. Firefighters say conditions now are much better than they were a week ago.

‘The fact this was contained quickly should be reassuring because it had more potential; those conditions that do cause the fire ban to be enacted, we would not have put it out as quickly and the homes could have been threatened,” David Daley with South Metro Fire said.

The fire in Bennett (credit: Bennett Fire Department)

The fire in Bennett (credit: Bennett Fire Department)

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a small fire in the Heil Ranch area in the foothills northwest of Boulder that might have been caused by a lightning strike. The blaze, according to emergency radio traffic, is on U.S. Forest Service land at an elevation of about 6,500 feet. A sheriff’s dispatcher said at about 1:30 p.m. the blaze was no more than 10 feet by 10 feet in size.

A 5-acre grass fire in a creek bed is under control in Bennett on Colorado State land off Watkins Road and Quincy Avenue. Emergency crews were dispatched to the seen at 1:10 p.m. Fire departments were on scene and in the middle of the investigation. The cause of the fire isn’t known.

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