A couple of grass fires, one in Adams County and one in Colorado Springs, broke out Tuesday afternoon as critical fire conditions and concerns remain widespread along the I-25 corridor and on the eastern plains.
The grass fire in Adams County broke out in the area of West 55th Place and Lowell Boulevard, according to Adams County Fire Rescue.
Firefighters got the fire under control in a matter of minutes, ACFR said on Twitter. No homes were damaged and no one was injured. The cause of the fire, near the Lowell Ponds State Wildlife area, an open space corridor along Clear Creek, is under investigation.
In Colorado Springs, firefighters extinguished a grass fire in the area of Busch Street and Arch Avenue, according to the Colorado Springs Fire Department. The grass fire burned about one-quarter of an acre. Firefighters have the fire under control and they remain on the scene Tuesday afternoon dousing hot spots. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
A red flag warning on critical fire danger has been posted for the Front Range, the Denver metro area and the entire eastern plains through 9 p.m. Tuesday by the National Weather Service. The widespread warning also includes South Park, the Palmer Divide and areas of southern and southwestern Colorado.
Dry weather, with relative humidity as low as 9%, and winds gusting to 45 mph, are raising fire concerns. Another red flag warning will be posted on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
“Any fire that starts will have the potential to spread rapidly and would be difficult to control,” the weather service warns. “Avoid burning or any outdoor activity that may produce a spark and start a wildfire.”
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