Feb 16, 2011 5:37 PM by Greg Boyce
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office reports full containment on a fire that started around 2 this afternoon.
The fire burned prairie land near Highway 94 and Curtis Road. The cause is reported to be accidental. A crew working on a culvert apparently started the fire.
In all 13 agencies responded to help fight the fire. It burned 147 acres and was contained by about 3:30 p.m.
No homes or structures were damaged, but at one point 5 homes were threatened. No residents, pets or livestock were injured.
Earlier we reported that number as 50 homes. For accuracy, there were 50 "structures" but just 5 of them were actual homes.
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