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Fire off Falcon Highway contained, evacuations lifted

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Posted at 4:49 PM, May 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-26 21:34:36-04

EL PASO COUNTY — On Thursday, crews responded to a 83 acre fire near Falcon. Smoke from the fire could be seen coming from the Falcon area, and a mandatory evacuation notice was sent out for the following areas:

  • South of Judge Orr
  • East of East Highway 24
  • North of Falcon Highway
  • West of Curtis Road

The evacuation zone also included the Meadow Lake Airport.

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By 5 p.m. the fire was contained, but crews are still on the scene to put out hot spots. Mandatory evacuations have been lifted, and residents in the affected areas were able to return home by 5:20 p.m.

Falcon Highway will remain closed within the boundary for emergency responders to continue their work.

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