IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Saturday’s hot temperatures and windy conditions kept fire crews busy.
In Clear Creek County firefighters battled a grass fire along Interstate 70 near the Twin Tunnels. Crews were able to quickly put the fire out.READ MORE: 11 African Lions Test Positive For COVID At Denver Zoo
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Also on Saturday a brush fire forced people from their homes in El Paso County. It happened in Peyton, just northeast of Colorado Springs. No homes burned but the fire grew to 150 acres.
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Crews kept a close watch on the area overnight to make sure nothing flared up. Deputies say a homeowner started the fire during a burn on private land. The landowner now faces arson charges for starting the fire.