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LARIMER COUNTY - Firefighters in Larimer County say it appears a spark from a gun started a 100-acre grass fire Saturday.

Firefighters say it appears someone practicing shooting fired a gun, which caused a spark, which ignited the grass near Highway 84 and County Road 13. That person is cooperating with investigators.

About 200 firefighters responded to the fire.

Meanwhile, dispatchers in Elbert County say investigators were back on the scene of Friday's wildfire east of Kiowa to try to figure out how that fire started.

About 500 acres burned. Two homes were evacuated as a precaution and livestock were moved.

Firefighters say this time of year, the wind can make a small fire spread quickly.

"When you have a 40-mile-an-hour wind, it's the same thing as going up a 50 percent slope," said Lt. Shaun Bowman with the West Metro Fire Department. "It preheats and cures things quickly so it burns faster."
 
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