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Jul 5, 2013 10:14 AM by Eugene Daniels

Model rocket blamed for Aurora brush fire

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Aurora firefighters say a model rocket is to blame for igniting a small brush fire at Great Plains Park on the Fourth of July.

KMGH-TV reports that two brothers will be fined for allegedly setting off the rocket that started the 3-acre fire Thursday ( ).

Officials initially suspected fireworks, but the station reported that an investigation showed that the model rocket was to blame for starting the 3-acre fire.

The Aurora Fire Department said a model rocket is not considered fireworks, but is still illegal. No one was injured in the brush fire.


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