BENNETT, Colo. (CBS4) – Firefighters from multiple agencies including South Metro Fire Rescue responded to a wildland fire on Maplewood Drive south of Bennett on Sunday afternoon.

Officials say 75-100 acres were scorched. Firefighters were able to get control of it in about 45 minutes.

Firefighters fight blaze south of Bennett. (credit: CBS)

Crews were seen spraying water on a blackened earth.

No one was reportedly hurt, and no buildings were threatened.

Crews will stay on scene until hotspots are put out completely. They say that should be by 7 p.m.

The cause of that fire is under investigation.

Further south, Elizabeth Fire responded to a small brush fire on Sunday as well.

Downed power pole that caused a small brush fire in Elizabeth. (credit: CBS)

They say a van hit and knocked over a power pole which caused a small brush fire. Crews quickly extinguished the fire.

IREA responded, but electricity may be out for several hours.


Leave a Reply