KIOWA COUNTY — A wildfire broke out in Kiowa County Friday afternoon, forcing mandatory evacuations in Chivington and Brandon.
Highway 96 was also closed both ways between County Road 54 and County Road 57.3.
At around 8 p.m. residents were able to return to their homes and the highway was back open.
According to the Kiowa County Sheriff they did not know how contained the fire was, and crews were still monitoring the area.
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