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Crews contain wildfire south of Colorado Springs, evacuations lifted

Posted at 2:16 PM, Apr 07, 2019

EL PASO COUNTY – A wildfire that burned a little less than 3 acres west of Highway 115 near Cheyenne Mountain State Park is contained.

All evacuations prompted by the “Pawnee Fire” were lifted around 6:30 p.m. Firefighters remained on scene afterward to mop up hot spots and monitor the area for possible flare-ups.

No one was injured and no structures were lost.

At one time, residents of the Rock Creek Mesa neighborhood were placed under mandatory evacuation orders. A mobile home park in the area was also under pre-evacuation orders before firefighters gained the upper hand on the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.