STERLING, Colo. (AP/CBS4) — Another wildfire is burning on the plains of northeastern Colorado near where a grass fire destroyed four homes killed dozens of cattle earlier this week.
The latest fire, the so-called Sand Hills Fire, broke out Thursday east of the Sterling prison. It burned 683 acres just after 2 p.m. and was fully contained shortly after.READ MORE: Colorado Pauses Use Of Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine
The Logan County Office of Emergency Management says it is spreading quickly. Air support has been requested to help firefighters battle the blaze.
The other fire burned about 50 square miles in Logan and Phillips counties before being contained Wednesday.
Ranchers in Phillips County reported they lost 200 cattle that were either killed by the fire or had to be killed because of their injuries.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Counties Prepare Local COVID Dials As State COVID Dial Is Set To Expire
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