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Field catches fire near elementary school

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LOCHBUIE -- Firefighters from Brighton, Fort Lupton and Southeast Weld County needed about an hour to bring a wind-blown field fire under control June 27.

The fire may have started in the backyard of a home on Zante Street and then spread to the nearby field. Residents hosed down their lawns and adjacent dry brush, but firefighters stopped the fire well short of a housing development on the south side of the fire. They also kept it from spreading to nearby homes on the east.

The cause was not known at mid-afternoon June 27.