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Grass fire burns north of Longmont

Posted at 4:01 PM, Dec 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-20 19:22:31-05

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. – A grass fire burned Wednesday afternoon north of Longmont.

The fire put off large smoke plumes around 4 p.m. Wednesday as it burned in a field near North 115th Street and Vermillion Road north of the city.

The sheriff’s office and area firefighters responded to the scene, which wasn't threatening any structures as of 4 p.m. Authorities asked people to avoid the area while firefighting efforts were ongoing.

By 5 p.m., the sheriff's office said the fire had been contained.