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Grass Fire Destroys Train Trestle In Kiowa County

HASWELL, Colo. (CBS4)- A grass fire burned in rural Kiowa County on Wednesday morning and charred a train trestle.

The fire burned about three miles west of Haswell which is northeast of La Junta in southeast Colorado. That's about 166 miles southeast of Denver.

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(credit: Kiowa County)

The main road in that area is Highway 96 and it remains closed at mile marker 145 due to heavy smoke.

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The wildfire burning near Haswell (credit: Kiowa County)

The fire also burned a train trestle.

What started the fire remains under investigation. The fire was extinguished about 11 a.m.

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The wildfire burning near Haswell burned a train trestle (credit: Kiowa County)

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