Afternoon T-Storm Sparks 3 Fires in Peyton

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Peyton, Colo. (AP) El Paso County Sheriff's officials say lightning from an afternoon thunderstorm sparked three wildfires that were quickly contained, but not before they scorched nearly 300 acres and destroyed a barn.

Sheriff's Spokeswoman Lari Sevene says another outbuilding was damaged by the flames that were started about 2 p.m. In Peyton. One fire scorched 184 acres, while another blackened 68 acres. Another scorched 5 acres.

All three fires were contained at about 5 p.m.

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