- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

YODER, Colo. (AP) - Officials are lauding new protocols and a quick response for stopping a fast-moving grass fire in El Paso County before it could spread very far.

The Gazette of Colorado Springs reports (https://bit.ly/1IarIU0 ) that new protocols for fire departments assisting one another that were adopted after the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires brought a large response to the 30 or 40 homes in Yoder that were threatened by the grass fire.

Dozens of fire crew were on scene and a helicopter and a special thermal-imaging plane flew overhead to look for hotspots in the blaze.

The fire burned 600 acres, destroyed some outbuildings and damaged one home.

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Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com

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