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Fire located near Fort Carson up to approximately 80% contained

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Posted at 3:29 PM, Feb 25, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-26 12:14:03-05

EL PASO COUNTY, Colorado — Fort Carson Emergency Services reported that the initial approximation of the fire near Fort Carson was smaller than initially anticipated. The wild land fire was estimated to be burning nearly 2000 acres, but has now been estimated at 700 acres.

Officials with the Mountain Post say no people or structures are threatened.

Fire crews with Fort Carson Emergency Services are on the scene.

The fire is reportedly 80% contained.

Fort Carson tells us the fire originated near an "impact area", areas often designated for live fire drills and the use of explosive ordinances. However, no cause of the has been determined at this time.

Smoke may be visible from Colorado Highway 115 and I-25.
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