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Crews battle brush fire south of Colorado Springs

Air drop over brush fire near Pueblo/El Paso County line
Posted at 3:03 PM, Jul 20, 2019

PUEBLO COUNTY LINE — There was a "large" brush fire burning south of Colorado Springs Saturday afternoon.

According to the Security Fire Department, the blaze was burning west of I-25, along the El Paso/Pueblo county line.

Multiple agencies responded, including Security, Hanover, Fountain, El Paso County, Pueblo County, and Pueblo West Fire. Air support was also being provided by Jefferson County.

According to Hanover Fire, the fire was burning near mile marker 116 on I-25.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office had reported the following mandatory evacuations around 3:30 p.m.: Rancho Colorado to the North, Pueblo County line to the South, Bocha Chica Heights to the West, and I-25 to the East.

Just before 4 p.m., the Sheriff's Office said the evacuations had been lifted.

There are no estimates on size at this time.

News 5 has a crew in the area and we will update this story once we learn more.