Crews battling fire in Aurora faced heavy winds

AURORA - Fire crews responded to a brush fire in Aurora Monday morning.

The fire was located near Gun Club Road and Jewell Avenue. It was estimated to be at least 1,000 acres in size at one point but that number was later reduced to 290 acres. Crews were able to contain the fire by the afternoon.

The fire was complicated by strong winds with reported sustained winds of 48 miles per hour and gusts of 56 miles per hour. Seven agencies responded to the fire ,according to Lt. Tony Krenz with the Aurora Fire Department. 

Waste Management – Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site Landfill was evacuated because of the fire.

The cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation.

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