Brush fire burns 290 acres east of Murphy Creek Golf Course

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AURORA, Colo. — Aurora firefighters battled winds while putting out a brush fire just east of the Murphy Creek Golf Course on Monday.

The fire broke out near Harvest Road and East Jewell Avenue. It was first reported at about 10:45 a.m.

The wind was gusting at about 55 mph and the fire burned about 290 acres before it was contained, according to Aurora Fire Rescue.

Jewell was closed from Gun Club Road to Watkins while crews from Aurora, South Metro Fire Rescue and five other agencies worked to contain the blaze.

The DADS landfill was evacuated, AFR officials said.

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management stated it was monitoring the fire.

Strong winds and tinder-dry conditions have led to a red flag warning for extreme fire danger from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. along the Front Range.