August 7, 2022

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Multiple grass fires burn in southeastern Colorado

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The fire came within feet of the Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site. Park staff estimate 85% of the park’s acreage has burned.

LA JUNTA, Colo. — At least two large fires are burning in southeastern Colorado near the borders of Bent and Otero counties.

Together, the fires have burned more than seven square miles of grassland. 

Fort Lyon River Fire

The Fort Lyon River Fire east of Las Animas claimed two homes, according to KRDO, 9NEWS’ news partners in Colorado Springs. It was burning near the town of Las Animas.

As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, incident commanders with Colorado…

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