Firefighters battle grass fire in east Denver

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DENVER – Denver and Aurora firefighters battled a wind-fueled grass fire along Pena Boulevard Tuesday afternoon which was visible across much of the metro area.

The fire was first spotted at about 3 p.m. in the area of East 56th Avenue and directly adjacent to Pena Blvd. - the main highway to and from Denver International Airport.

Denver Fire Lt. Phil Champagne says roughly 15 acres of dry grass and weeds burned before the fire was contained.

No structures were threatened and no one was hurt.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. However, its close proximity to Pena Blvd. indicates it was likely sparked by a vehicle, or perhaps a cigarette butt thrown from a moving car.