Someone dealing with ants might have led to large Loveland grass fire

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LOVELAND, Colo. -- A grass fire in Loveland caused some residents to evacuate on Thursday. It burned about 13 acres and it was human-caused, apparently because of ants, Loveland Fire Rescue said.

The fire broke out near County Road 29 and Coyote Run/West First Street, according to Loveland Fire Rescue.

"Evacuations have [taken] place for the homes that are potentially threatened by the grass fire," fire officials tweeted about 2:30 p.m.

A reporter for the Loveland Reporter-Herald captured video of the fire approaching a home.

Officials later clarified that there were no mandatory evacuations.

"[Some] residents self-evacuated, which was a good precaution," fire officials tweeted.

"South flank of the fire has been contained. Additional containment efforts are continuing along the fire perimeter," the fire department tweeted about 3 p.m.

At about 3:10 p.m., officials said the fire was fully contained.

No homes were damaged, officials said about 3:20 p.m. Residents were back in their homes by Thursday night. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office has taken over the investigation.

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