Brushfire burns about 50 acres east of Las Animas

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BENT COUNTY, Colo. — A fire burned about 50 acres east of Las Animas Thursday, according to the Bent County sheriff.

The fire started near County Road 15 and Road KK, which is north of Highway 50.

Approximate location of fire:

Bent County Sheriff Jake Six said approximately 50 acres burned in a swampy area like a creek bottom or marsh. He said they believe a downed power line caused the fire.

A resident nearby called in the fire around 6 p.m. Thursday.

As of 10:30 p.m. Thursday, the fire was 85 percent contained and fire crews planned to stay overnight to watch the fire.

Six said there were no injures and no structures damaged.

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