HOYT, Colo. (CBS4) – A grass fire broke out on Colorado’s Eastern Plains on Tuesday afternoon and grew to approximately 500 acres before firefighters got it under control.

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The fire burned in eastern Adams County near the border with Morgan County, not far from the town of Hoyt. Crews had to cut through barbwire fences to get to the flames.

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Officials believe the fire may have started after a dry lightning strike.

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Ten different fire agencies were involved in the firefight and at 6 p.m. some were remaining on scene to monitor some hotspots.

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