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Structure fire under investigation in Yoder

Structure Fire South Harding
Posted at 4:08 PM, Jan 20, 2020

EL PASO COUNTY — An investigation is underway after a structure fire in Yoder Monday morning.

Around 11 a.m. Fountain Fire Investigator responded to 1200 South Harding Road on reports of a structure fire.

According to authorities, initial reports stated there was a compound on fire involving tanks and mortars. Due to the nature of the situation, assistance from several other agencies were requested.

Once on scene, the investigator determined there were some inaccuracies to the reports. There was a mortar on the ground but, after further investigation, it was determined to be an old practice round.

Two trailers and a large garage were destroyed in the fire. One person received superficial burns but refused medical attention.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, however there are no signs of arson or natural causes at this time.