WELLINGTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Fire investigators say welding sparks ignited a wildfire that burned near the Colorado-Wyoming border over the weekend.

The fire burning north of Wellington near the town of Carr was estimated at nearly 2,000 acres.

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(credit: Teresa Alcorn)

(credit: Teresa Alcorn)

(credit: Teresa Alcorn)

(credit: Teresa Alcorn)

The fire was fueled by strong winds.

(credit: Teresa Alcorn)

(credit: Teresa Alcorn)

(credit: Teresa Alcorn)

(credit: Teresa Alcorn)

Wildfire Resources

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