THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4)– Firefighters rushed to battle a grass fire that started before 6 a.m. on Monday.

The fire burned in the River Creek Open Space in Thornton, west of Interstate 25 near 88th.

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Copter4 flew over the fire burning in the River Creek Open Space on Monday (credit: CBS)

The fire was put out quickly before it could spread.

What caused the fire is being investigated.

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