ELIZABETH, Colo. (CBS4) – More than 30 sheep and chickens perished in a barn fire here Saturday morning.
It was the first of two separate fires located north of the Singing Hills Road.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Rural Hospitals Worry About Staffing As Vaccination Deadline Approaches
Elizabeth Fire Rescue was called at approximately 8:40am to the barn fire. Rattlesnake, Franktown and South Metro Fire agencies also arrived to assist in the firefight, but the barn was a complete loss.
“The fire started from a clamp on a heat lamp,” according to a EFR’s Facebook post this afternoon.READ MORE: Focus On New Moms, Pregnant Women In Colorado Naloxone Project Expansion
A second fire burned two acres of brush and grass. It came within five feet of buildings but was stopped. Investigators determined it was caused by a diesel tractor.MORE NEWS: New Video Emerges Of Aurora Police Stop, Triggering Internal Investigation: 'I Was Petrified Of That Gun'
“Although we have had some moisture over the last few weeks,” EFR wrote in its Facebook post, “it has been hot and windy and has started to dry out out light fuels.”