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Small fire under control at construction site for TrueNorth Commons Hotel and Convention Center

Fire at USAFA Hotel and Convention Center
Posted at 6:32 AM, Sep 18, 2023

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs Fire Department and US Air Force Academy crews are working clean up for a fire inside the TrueNorth Commons Hotel and Convention Center currently under construction near the US Air Force Academy.

Details are limited on the incident at this time but CSFD confirms the small fire is out as of 6:40 a.m., about 15 minutes after the call went out for the fire.

A fire investigator is expected to review the site for a potential cause.

The buildings under construction are located on the west side of Interstate 25 and North Gate Blvd near the US Air Force Academy.

In a news release from the United States Air Force Academy, the fire allegedly started on the fourth floor of the future sight of the TrueNorth Commons Hotel.

Earlier Monday morning the fire caused a traffic nightmare in the area as lanes of North Gate Boulevard were closed as firefighters investigated the fire. There is already a scheduled lane closure in place on North Gate Boulevard heading to the Academy due to the construction of a pedestrian bridge.

The hotel and convention center has a slated opening date in 2024, News5 has reached out to the developer to see if the fire will push back that timeline and is awaiting a response.

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