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Arson Suspected In Fountain Grass Fire

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

Arson is suspected in a grass fire that ignited in Fountain Tuesday.

The fire started on Old Pueblo Road, not far from the interstate.

A witness saw kids running from the area right after the fire started. Firefighters say they also found evidence at the scene indicating the fire was set intentionally.

The fire burned less than an acre, which firefighters say is extremely fortunate considering how high fire danger is right now.

"It's so dry...had the wind been blowing any harder, it would've been bad," one firefighter told 11 News.

There have been a handful of small fires in the Colorado Springs area over the past few weeks, all started by kids. Firefighters say they want parents to educate their kids about fire danger.


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