BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4)– North Metro Fire crews rushed to put out a brush fire burning near Ellingwood Drive and Highway 7 in Broomfield on Wednesday afternoon. The fire was reported around 3:30 p.m. and completely extinguished just after 4 p.m.

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Three firefighters were injured in the fire. Two fire engines were also damaged.

Copter4 flew over the fire which showed a large charred area with flames spreading in a field that was across from the green space of a neighborhood with hundreds of homes.

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At one point, the flames grew very close to some power lines and the fire engine. Crews had to spray down the engine to keep it from getting too hot. It’s unclear if that was one of the engines that suffered damage.

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The fire was extinguished and crews said that no homes were threatened during the fire. Crews stayed on scene to put out hot spots and watch for flare-ups.


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