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.