ELIZABETH, Colo. (CBS4)– Firefighters in Elizabeth had a close call on the Fourth of July that they say proves just how dangerous fireworks are with the dry conditions.

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At noon Wednesday, Elizabeth fire crews responded to a brush fire on the side of the road at Morgan Trail and Cimarron Trail. The fire was started by fireworks most likely thrown from a car.

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Firefighters say thankfully the grasses in that area had been mowed which led to the slow-moving wildfire. Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

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(credit: Elizabeth Fire)

Some responsible young residents also chipped in to help put out the flames.

(credit: Elizabeth Fire)

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