Metal Cutting Sparks Brush Fire In Brighton

BRIGHTON, Colo. (CBS4)– A brush fire that was sparked by a landowner cutting metal burned 10 acres near the Vestas plant in Brighton on Wednesday afternoon.

The fire burned in a field near Weld County Road 4 where it spread to some storage trailers.

Brighton Fire Rescue Chief Mark Bodane said the landowner was doing some metal cutting when the sparks caught the brush on fire.

(credit: Brighton Fire Rescue)

(credit: Brighton Fire Rescue)

It took some 15 firefighters about an hour and a half to put out the fire. Weld County Road 4 was closed for awhile while they worked to put out the fire.

No one was injured in the fire.

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