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Local farmers help contain wildfire northeast of Byers

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BYERS, Colo. — A fire northeast of Byers was quickly contained Sunday night after crews battled wind gusts to fight the fire near 144th Avenue and Windview.

Photo: South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo: South Metro Fire Rescue

Winds reached 25 mph when crews initially arrived at the scene but eventually calmed to 5 mph.

Fifty firefighters from South Metro Fire Rescue and six additional districts worked with nearby farmers with tractors and other equipment to contain the blaze. The fire is completely contained.

The area where the fire broke out reached two miles onto private land and was described as “the middle of nowhere.”

Photo: South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo: South Metro Fire Rescue

No power lines are in the area that might have started the fire and investigators are still working to determine the cause.

No evacuations were ordered and no injuries were reported.

No structures were damaged by the fire. Crews are confident they have established a good wet line and plan to let the fire smolder overnight.

Crews will be back at the scene Monday morning. Officials said the wildfire burned around 250 acres.