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Grass fire closes Highway 50 overnight east of Las Animas

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BENT COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- A grass fire erupted just east of Las Animas early Saturday.

The Colorado State Patrol took this picture after fierce flames flared up along Highway 50 around 1 a.m.

CSP tells KRDO the highway was closed in both directions at mile marker 408 near Fort Lyon for about an hour and a half.

Drivers were asked to avoid the area while crews got the flames under control. No structures were damaged, according to CSP.

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