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Crews Fighting Brush Fire Near Arapahoe County Fairgrounds

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ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)- Firefighters rushed to put out a fire burning near the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds. The fire burned about one-half acre before crews put it out.

The fire broke out just before 4:30 p.m. in a grassy field with trees east of the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds at Quincy and Powhaton.

Copter4 flew over a grass fire burning east of the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds (credit: CBS)

Copter4 flew over a grass fire burning east of the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds (credit: CBS)

Firefighters had to walk to reach the fire. The terrain was too steep for crews to drive to the blaze. They had to use hand tools to fight the fire.

No structures were threatened by the fire.

Copter4 flew over the fire where it was putting out a lot of smoke and turning the grass black.

What caused the fire is being investigated.

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