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Kite tangled in power lines sparks fire

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Updated: April 13, 2010 at 12:00 am

PARKER — A kite with its twine tangled in power lines sparked a fire that came to within feet of several homes near Parker.

South Metro Fire Rescue spokesman Andy Lyon says that the fire scorched 5 acres of grass southeast of Parker on Monday night. About 40 firefighters from several local fire departments responded and were able to bring the fire under control.

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