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Colorado Springs Fire Department extinguishes grass fire near Hancock and Transit Drive

Posted at 6:17 AM, Jan 27, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-27 17:59:23-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Fire Department responded to a grass fire near Hancock and Transit Drive early Friday morning.

According to the department, the fire was moving slowly and traffic was briefly impacted on Hancock.

It was a large debris pile that wasn't spreading and no structures were threatened.

The scene was eventually turned over to Colorado Springs Police Department to further investigate.

Upon completion of their investigation, CSPD informed the public that the CSFD fire investigators linked the start of the fire to a propane-fueled stove found at an unoccupied homeless camp nearby.

CSPD says that .16 acres were burned and the property damage is estimated to be $5,000.

No injuries were reported in this fire. At this time no suspects have been identified.

Drivers were encouraged to avoid the area while fire crews respond.


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