Photo Credit: North Metro Fire (via Twitter)

Photo Credit: North Metro Fire (via Twitter)

Multiple firefighters sustained injuries that required hospitalization during a fight with a blaze on Colorado's Front Range.

North Metro Fire reports that three firefighters were transported to a local hospital after fighting a grass fire that sparked around 3:30 PM on Wednesday at Mountain View Egg Farm Open Space near Lafayette, Colorado. Though the blaze, estimated at 10 acres, was extinguished within an hour, the fight was enough to send three team members to the hospital and damage two fire engines.

Few details are known regarding the extent of the injuries, but they were said to be minor.

According to 9NEWS, the fire is believed to have been started by a Boulder County Open Space employee using equipment that malfunctioned.

Find a video from the scene below.

Multiple fires burn around the state of Colorado, with the two most problematic being the Pine Gulch Fire and the Grizzly Creek Fire. The Pine Gulch Fire has surpassed 60,000 acres, making it the 6th largest fire the state has seen in recorded history. The Grizzly Creek Fire continues to keep a large stretch of I-70 closed with little containment.

Fire danger is very high around Colorado. Know the local rules before sparking a flame as many fire restrictions and bans are in place.

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Spencer McKee manages the OutThere Colorado digital publication as the Director of Content and Operations. In his spare time, Spencer loves to rock climb, trail run, and mountain bike. Follow along with his adventures on Instagram at @spence.outside


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