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Brush fire burning in Baca County 90 percent contained

Photo: Baca County Sheriff's Office

CAMPO, Colo. — A brush fire in Baca County is 90 percent contained, according to CO Wildfire Info.

Facebook updates posted by the department said they were alerted to the fire by multiple 911 calls at roughly 2 p.m.

The grass fire was reported at Hwy 287 at the Colorado and Oklahoma state line and prompted the evacuation of nearby homes.

Departments from both Oklahoma and Kansas are assisting local crews to help contain the fire, which is southeast of Campo.

The Baca County Sheriff’s Office said the fire has burned around 3,800 acres and threatened six or seven structures.

No injuries have been reported at this time but emergency crews are requesting people to avoid the area.  The cause of the fire is under investigation but is believed to be human-caused.

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