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All clear to return home as mandatory evacuations lifted west of Wigwam

Fire near Wigwam
Mandatory Evacuation zone for Midway
Posted at 5:48 PM, Apr 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 10:26:45-04

WIGWAM — The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has lifted the mandatory evacuation order for a neighborhood west of Wigwam along I-25 as crews have knocked down a wildfire.

The fire was west of I-25 in the area called Midway, between Colorado Springs and Pueblo. The fire burned nearly 20 acres, but no structures were damaged.

There's no word on the cause of the fire. Crews will return to the area in the morning to better assess the burn area.

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



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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 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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