ELBERT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Numerous departments responded to a brush fire in Elbert County Saturday afternoon.
Elbert County Sheriff’s Office said the grass fire started near the Ben Lomond Gun Club on County Road 105 in Ramah.READ MORE: Denver's Outdoor Dining Program Could Become Permanent
It began at approximately 1 p.m. and as of 2:15 had grown to 300 to 500 acres in size. Several structures were threatened, and one, an unoccupied bar, was lost.
The fire was 85% contained as of 2:55 p.m., but fire was visible as of 3:10 p.m.READ MORE: Dog Owner In Colorado Fined After Dog Attacks, Kills Deer
Elbert County Sheriff’s Office said the fire was out by 4 p.m. Crews are working on hot spots and mopping up.
The fire is believed to be accidental and deputies are investigating. The fire’s point of origin is the shooting range.MORE NEWS: Colorado Doctor Says Better To Get COVID Vaccine Than Soon-To-Be Approved Merck Treatment
There were no injuries and no loss of occupied structures.