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Elbert County brush fire 90% contained

The fire forced the evacuation of a summer camp Wednesday afternoon.

ELBERT COUNTY, Colo. — A brush fire that forced the evacuation of a summer camp in Elbert County Wednesday afternoon is now 90% contained. 

Elbert County OEM said the fire is burning in the area of County Road 82 and North Elbert Road, south of the town of Elbert. 

JCC Ranch Camp said on their website that the camp was evacuated to Elbert High School due to the fire.

The Red Cross said people also evacuated from McNeil Scout Ranch at Peaceful Valley. The nonprofit provided dinner to about 200 people who were evacuated from the two camps. 

There's no word on whether any other evacuations were issued. 

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