Grass Fire Breaks Out In Aurora Amid Strong Winds

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A wildfire burned hundreds of acres of land near a landfill in Aurora.

The grass fire was burning near Jewell Avenue and Harvest Road and was fully contained by 1 p.m.

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Winds were strong in the area and reportedly causing problems for firefighters.

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The landfill was evacuated as a precaution and no homes were threatened.

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Jewell Avenue was closed during the firefight.

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So far it’s not clear how the fire started.

Wildfire Resources

– Visit CBSDenver.com’s Living With Wildfire section.

Wildfire Photo Galleries

– See images from the most destructive wildfires (Black Forest, Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile), the deadliest (Storm King) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.

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