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Fire burning on Fort Carson grows to 35 acres

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Posted at 9:28 AM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 11:28:44-04

FORT CARSON — An official with the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office said a wildfire burning on the south end of the mountain post has burned about 35 acres.

The Stone City Fire is burning vegetation in rough terrain east of Camp Red Devil on Fort Carson. The official said it is slowly traveling to the northeast, but firefighters are working to establish a buffer zone around the burn area. There is not an estimated containment figure at this time, but one could be released later on Friday.

The fire is not threatening any structures and the cause is unknown at this time. However, smoke could still be visible to people traveling on I-25 and on Highway 115. If you see smoke coming from this area of Fort Carson, do not call 911.

Photos from the scene on Thursday showed air resources making drops on the fire

It was first reported Thursday afternoon, and it prompted a response from multiple agencies. However, El Paso County Wildland fire crews were released from the fire Thursday evening. Crews with Hanover Fire and Fort Carson Fire were also at the scene Thursday.