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200 acre brush fire sparked by iron grinder threatened Deer Trail

200 acre brush fire sparked by iron grinder threatened Deer Trail
Posted at 8:16 PM, Sep 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-05 00:03:16-04

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colorado-An iron grinder sparked a brush fire which threatened the town of Deer Trail Sunday afternoon.

The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. on County Road 38 about a half mile west of town, according to Assistant Chief Chris Garner with the Deer Trail Fire Department.

"At one point the fire was threatening town but crews kept it from jumping the railroad tracks," Garner told Denver7.

Crews from Byers, Strasburg, Bennett, Agate, Limon, Rattlesnake and North Central Fire Protection Districts helped protect structures. 

The burned to within a quarter mile of town before it was contained, Garner said.

Some corrals were damaged but no other structures.

The fire was sparked by an iron grinder being used on the corrals, according to Garner. 

It burned about 200 acres. 

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