Fire In Ramah Burns 500+ Acres Saturday

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Update:

The fire North of Ramah is now 100 percent contained.

The Big Sandy Fire District tells us between 500 and 700 acres burned in the fire on Saturday. They tell us they believe it started at the Ben Lomond Gun Club, and spread to a nearby ranch. The rancher tells us the fire came close to their home. It burned some of his pasture land, and he had to relocate several of his cattle.

Crews tell us the high winds and dry land made fighting the fire more difficult. It took them about four hours to get it under control. Crews responded from 11 different nearby agencies to help fight the fire.

The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation as of Saturday night but the Fire Chief says they suspect it started from the Ben Lomond Gun Club about a mile away from where the fire spread.

Original Story:

Firefighters from several agencies are battling a large brush fire near a gun club.

The fire started early Saturday afternoon, and is burning a couple of miles from the Ben Lomond Gun Club in Ramah. Firefighters from Simla, Kiowa, Elbert County, El Paso County, North Central Fire Protection District, Agate and Elizabeth responded.

The size of the fire is unknown. There are currently no reports of structures threatened.

Our crew is working to learn more. We will update this story as new information becomes available.