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May Fire caused by lightning west of Fort Carson settling, updates expected Tuesday afternoon

Posted at 5:49 PM, Jul 24, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-25 19:17:46-04

Fire crews said lightning caused a fire about six miles west of Fort Carson Monday.

It is burning about .25 of an acre right now off Highway 115 and has been designated as the May Fire.

As of 6:00 p.m. Monday, crews said a Colorado Department of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) helicopter was assisting in dropping water on the area while crews continue to hike into the remote location.

Officials said, around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, updates about the fire can be expected Tuesday afternoon.

"Crews were able to make great progress yesterday with help from the helicopter ... the fire activity has calmed down quite a bit," said a Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grassland Fire Information representative.

Crews say there is a low threat to some structures south of the fire.

This is a developing story, News5 will continue to update this article as more information is learned.

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