Grass fire burned south of Quincy Reservoir in Aurora

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AURORA, Colo. -- Fire crews responded to a grass and brush fire burning near Quincy Reservoir in Aurora Saturday afternoon.

At about 1:20 p.m., the Aurora Fire Department said in a tweet that firefighters were on scene, battling a grass and brush fire blaze in Aurora on the south side of Quincy Reservoir.

Around 2 p.m., firefighters said there were no injuries from the wind-driven blaze.

The Aurora Police Department also responded to the eight-acre grass fire to support firefighters in their efforts.

Police told FOX31 Denver that officers attempted a handful of evacuations early during the fire when the wind was pushing the flames towards homes in the area. But the direction of the fire shifted, so police no longer had to enforce the evacuations.

According to FOX31 Denver's Greg Nieto, fire departments from Aurora, Cunningham and Sable had crews on scene for an approximate total of 50 firefighters.

Shortly before 2:30 p.m., authorities reported that the flames were under control.

Officials from the Aurora Fire Department talked to media after the flames were extinguished. They said wind, relative humidity and warm temperatures can contribute to grass fires at this time of year.

Some nearby residents said when they saw the flames around 1 p.m., they pulled out garden hoses. Others said they immediately left their homes.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.


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