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Colorado Springs Fire Department contains fire near Valley Hi Golf Course Monday

Chelton Road Grass Fire
Posted at 3:56 PM, Jun 17, 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) has contained a fire near Valley Hi Golf Course Monday afternoon.

CSFD says they responded to the fire around 3:30 p.m. They say firefighters spotted black smoke while in the area, and they believe the fire started inside a dumpster on the golf course property.

The fire is contained and crews are working on cleanup now, according to CSFD. The fire was estimated to be 150 feet by 50 feet.

The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) says the northbound lanes of Chelton Road are closed at Valley Hi Avenue, and the southbound lanes of Chelton Road are closed at Mallard Drive. They ask that you avoid the area and seek alternate routes.

This is a developing story. News5 has a crew heading to the scene and will update this web story as we learn more.

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