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Firefighters believe kids playing with fireworks are behind brush fire in Monument on Tuesday

A used firework is believed to be behind a small brush fire in Monument.
A used firework is believed to be behind a small brush fire in Monument.(Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District)
Published: Oct. 20, 2020 at 10:40 PM MDT
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MONUMENT, Colo. (KKTV) - At a time when wildfires are burning across Colorado and fire danger is high, firefighters believe kids playing with fireworks are behind what was thankfully a small brush fire on Tuesday.

The Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District shared a photo of a used firework they found just to the east of Lewis-Palmer High School off Leggins Way. They were called out to a fire at about 1 in the afternoon. A utility company was working in the area when they saw flames and quickly acted to keep the fire from spreading.

“The cause of the fire appears to be fireworks, and witnesses point to several kids running away from the fire after it started,” Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District wrote on Facebook. “Please stay alert -- this situation could have been much worse!”

If you have any information on the identity of the kids involved, the fire department is asking you to call 719-484-0911.

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