Two large grass fires continue to burn in southeast Colorado

Lisa R. Parker

Two large wind-whipped grass fires in southeastern Colorado have burned 1000’s of acres as of Wednesday early morning.

The Bent’s Fort fireplace, which started out Tuesday, has burned about 2,200 acres and is 10% contained, the Otero County Sheriff’s Workplace stated on Wednesday early morning.

West Metro Hearth rescue despatched an motor and 3 firefighters to assist with the wildfires burning in Otero and Bent counties.

A red flag warning for fire worries is posted for widespread places of the Eastern Plains until 7 p.m. Wednesday, in accordance to the Nationwide Temperature Service, which include in Otero and Bent counties. Winds gusting to 40 mph and dry climate, minimal relative humidity between 11 and 15 per cent, prompted the warning. The very same weather conditions is driving the significant grass fires.

The Bent’s Fort fireplace came exceptionally near to the fort, but firefighters retained the flames absent, explained La Junta Hearth Main Brad Davidson on Facebook.

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