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Authorities say a propane explosion burned a home and started a grass fire east of Colorado Springs near Ramah.
El Paso County Sheriff's Lieutenant Cliff Northam said the fire also burned a barn and grew to 80 acres before firefighters arrived just before midnight last night. No injuries were reported.
Firefighters from Calhan, Peyton, and Tri-County fought the fire.