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Grass fire near Eads completely contained

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Posted at 9:31 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 18:17:26-04

KIOWA COUNTY — A large grass fire northeast of Eads is completely contained, according to Kiowa County Sheriff Casey Sheridan.

The fire burned over 1,200 acres and was started by a power line.

Multiple agencies responded to the fire, including a plane.

Sheriff Sheridan says that putting this fire out was a community effort, as farmers helped put out the blaze with their tractors.

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A large grass fire northeast of Eads continued to burn Monday night, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

An eyewitness told News5 around 9:45 p.m. that the fire is almost out, but crews were still out there fighting the last part of it.

The NWS issued an air quality alert due to the smoke from the fire.

The Kiowa County Sheriff's Office confirmed they are fighting a fire in Eads, but could not give any new information.

This is an ongoing story and will be update as more information becomes available.