NORTHGLENN, Colo. (CBS4)– Fire investigators are examining evidence that a grass fire may have been started by children playing with fireworks.

The grass fire broke out about 3:25 p.m. near Stonehocker Park in Northglenn, next to the Thornton Recreation Center.

Copter4 flew over a grass fire in Northglenn (credit: CBS)

Copter4 flew over a grass fire in Northglenn (credit: CBS)

The fire burned next to a neighborhood but the flames never reached the homes.

Copter4 flew over the fire that burned a large patch of grass.

Police in Northglenn are investigating reports that there were children playing with fireworks in the area just before the fire started.

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