Jul 2, 2012 10:36 AM by Greg Boyce

Monday morning fire briefing

Information from fire briefing at 8 a.m. Monday

Fire still as 17,827 acres, with no perimeter growth since yesteday.  The fire is now 55 percent contained. 

Thunderstorms are possible this afternoon, that may mean erratic winds, which could hamper firefighting efforts.

Waste disposal for burned areas 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Woodmen Roberts Elem. and Eagle View Middle School.

Cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Residents with destroyed or damaged homes will have their utility bills adjusted by Colorado Springs Utilities.  Bills for destroyed homes will be set to zero.  No charge for water in evacuated areas.

Disaster Recovery Center at 105 N. Spruce, open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily or 444-8300.


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