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Teller County fire at 25% containment, evacuations lifted

Teller County Fire
Posted at 5:14 PM, Apr 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-22 22:45:37-04

TELLER COUNTY — The Teller County Sheriff's Office ordered a mandatory evacuation on Friday for residents of the north end of Colorado Mountain Estates to the area east of the split at South Mountain Estates Road and North Mountain Estates Road, and north of Rabbit and Amanda Circle.

The fire started in the area of Bullion Circle. The fire is currently at 5 acres and 25% contained, and power is down in the area.

Teller County Sheriff says it appears to have started when a tree fell on a power line.

Sheriff Mikesell also says fire came within inches of homes, but no homes were lost or damaged.

The Florissant Fire Station #1, at 2606 US 24 in Florissant, is the evacuation center.

The Teller County Sheriff's Office says that deputies had to go door to door in the area due to a power outage and a lack of cell phones in the area.

By 8:45 p.m. all evacuations were lifted in the area.

This is a developing news story. News5 is on the way to the scene.

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