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Grass fire burning near Fort Carson in Turkey Creek Recreation Area

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Posted at 3:45 PM, Apr 14, 2022

FORT CARSON — A grass fire is burning on a Fort Carson training range near Hitch Rack Ranch Road at Mile Marker 34, also in the Turkey Creek Recreation Area.

The fire started at around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday and has grown to approximately 210 acres and is 40% contained.

No structures or personnel are threatened but smoke will continue to be visible along Highway 115.

Fort Carson Fire is receiving mutual aid from Stratmoor Hills and Security.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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This is a developing story.

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Want to sign up for emergency alerts in El Paso and Teller counties? To sign up for the Peak Alerts system visit https://elpasoteller911.org/246/Peak-Alerts or for more information call (719) 785-1900. If you have questions you can also email info@elpasoteller911.org

HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN EVACUATION

To be prepared to evacuate:

  1. Pack a kit that includes everything your family needs to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours.
  2. Don’t forget communication: Print a hard copy list of phone numbers, a battery or solar-powered radio to monitor emergency notifications, and sign up for emergency notifications through PeakAlerts.org to get emergency notices.
  3. Don’t forget prescription medications, important documents, and take photos of a home inventory for insurance.
  4. Have your kit ready to grab at a moment’s notice because disasters don’t wait for you to get your stuff.

Keep in mind everyone's kit will be different depending on different needs. Learn more about what should be in your kit with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office 'Ready, Set, Go' program.

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