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Wildfire along Falcon Highway now under control, 2 small buildings burned

8 homes evacuated out of precaution
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Falcon Fire
Posted at 1:40 PM, Apr 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-08 18:38:48-04

FALCON, CO — Crews from multiple agencies came to the aid of the Falcon Fire Protection District in knocking down a fast-moving wildfire Friday afternoon.

The call came in at around 1 p.m. on reports that a small outside fire turned into a wildland fire.

The area of North boundary Falcon Hwy, South Boundary Garrett Rd, East Boundary Meridian Rd, and West Boundary E Blaney Rd was put under a pre-evacuation notice. Eight homes were evacuated out of precaution.

Falcon Highway Fire under control, no major structures impacted

Falcon Elementary School also moved the students to Falcon High School for pick-up.

No primary structures were lost, but two small outside buildings were lost. Crews say the fire appeared to be accidental. The fire was under control by 3 p.m.

Crews are staying on the scene for a couple of hours for a mop-up of the area due to heavy brush.

News5's Natalie Chuck is on scene and will have an update tonight on News5 at 4pm, 5pm and 6 pm.


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