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Prescribed burn underway on Ft. Carson

Posted at 12:53 PM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 15:11:49-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – If you’re seeing a large amount of smoke to the southwest of Colorado Springs, there is no need to be worried as a prescribed burn is underway on Ft. Carson property.

We understand crews on post are burning more than 500 acres of brush all day today.

Several calls have already come in to report a fire to our newsroom and emergency dispatch.

The purpose of the prescribed burn is to clear brush where units will be conducting maneuvers and live-fire training, so to avoid unplanned, uncontrolled fires in the future.

Crews will continue these efforts until the end of the year.

If you have any questions, call the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office at (719) 526-7525. After hours, please contact the 24-hour Fort Carson Operations Center at 526-5500 and ask for the On-Call Public Affairs Officer.