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Crews respond to small fire on backside of Cheyenne Mountain

Posted at 3:09 PM, May 24, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS — Fire crews responded to a fire on the backside of Cheyenne Mountain Monday afternoon.

Colorado Springs Fire first reported crews were responding to the fire at around 2:30 p.m.

Around that same time, Colorado Springs Police reported they have received numerous calls about the fire.

Shortly after 4 p.m., the US Forest Service reported the fire was a quarter-acre in size and smoldering but later updated that size to one acre. It is located west of Colorado Springs, on the backside of Cheyenne Mountain.

Resources from the USFS, CSFD, and El Paso County responded to the fire, as did a Type 3 Helicopter.

The Forest Service said the fire was caused by lightning.

Forest Service crews will monitor the fire area until 8 p.m. Monday night and then return in the morning.