Colorado Firefighters Contain Blaze Possibly Started by July Fourth Fireworks

Firefighters in Aurora, Colorado, contained a brush fire that may have been started by fireworks on Monday, July 4.

South Metro Fire Rescue said they and Aurora Fire Rescue were on the scene of a brush fire on Monday. The fire department said witnesses saw fireworks before the fire rapidly spread.

Videos posted by South Metro Fire Rescue show firefighters working to put out the fire in Aurora on Monday.

According to the fire department, the blaze was extinguished: “The good news – This fire is 100% contained. The bad news – Illegal fireworks use continues to increase.” Credit: South Metro Fire Rescue via Storyful

Video transcript

[WIND]

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[POPPING NOISES]

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[SIREN]

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- Copy.

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- Structure group command.

- [INAUDIBLE], come in.

- We're going to break this off. Structure group is going to--

[POPPING]

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