NewsCovering Colorado


Fire breaks out near Rampart Reservoir area

Posted at 8:11 PM, Apr 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-21 16:39:31-04

EL PASO COUNTY — On Wednesday, at around 9 p.m., a fire broke out in El Paso County near the Rampart Reservoir area.

As of 1:20 P.M. Thursday, the fire was 100% contained at 3 acres. Engines on scene are strengthening the fire line and mopping up hot spots.

The fire was located right off of Rampart Range Road, about four miles southeast of Woodland Park.

The fire was also about a mile away from some camping sites near Rampart Reservoir.

The U.S. Forest Service says there were heavy fuels burning in the area and that a glow from the fire could be seen from a far distance.

The fire was staffed throughout the night.


Watch KOAA News5 on your time, anytime with our free streaming app available for your Roku, FireTV, AppleTV and Android TV. Just search KOAA News5, download and start watching.