Brush fire burns 1,000 acres near Strasburg

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ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — Firefighters from six agencies fought a brush fire near Strasburg on Tuesday afternoon.

The Strasburg Wildland Fire burned about 1,000 acres, South Metro Fire Rescue said at about 5:45 p.m. The fire was first reported at about 3:45 p.m.

Crews could see the smoke from the Bennett area, and could tell it was a large fire and growing quickly, South Metro Fire said.

Farmers helped fire crews by using tractors to dig fire lines, officials said.

The effort was complicated by the lack of hydrants in the area.

No structures were threatened, South Metro Fire said.

South Metro Fire said the fire was under control a little before 5 p.m. after burning about 2.5 square miles.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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