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Illegal campfire suspected to be the cause of Colorado Springs golf course blaze

March 26, 2014 Updated: March 26, 2014 at 2:22 pm
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photo - Colorado Springs fire fighters clean up after responding to a small fire on the south side of the Valley Hi Golf Course Wednesday, March 26, 2014. A red flag warning is in effect today until 8 p.m. as the National Weather Service warned that gusty winds and low humidity will ripen conditions for extreme fire weather in El Paso County. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
Colorado Springs fire fighters clean up after responding to a small fire on the south side of the Valley Hi Golf Course Wednesday, March 26, 2014. A red flag warning is in effect today until 8 p.m. as the National Weather Service warned that gusty winds and low humidity will ripen conditions for extreme fire weather in El Paso County. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette 

An illegal campfire sparked a grassfire at the Valley Hi Golf Course in Colorado Springs Wednesday, according to city communications officials.

The fire was first reported about 11:20 a.m. near South Chelton Road and was quickly extinguished by responding fire crews, spokeswoman Julie Smith said.

According to scanner traffic, Black Hills Energy crews were on scene to shut off any gas lines for precautionary measures.

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