Afternoon T-Storm Sparks 3 Fires in Peyton

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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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