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Wildfire on Mount Muscoco Saturday morning now out

24 firefighters have been sent up Mount Muscoco to fight the fire.
@CSFDPIO Muscoco Fire
Posted at 9:35 AM, Oct 22, 2022

Update as of Monday morning:
The Four Corners Fire has been fully out.

Update as of 1:07 PM:
Helicopter & hand crews supporting CSFD to help slow the fire. Firefighters will remain on the scene throughout the day and work to contain the fire.

Colorado Springs Fire Department is investigating a wildland fire on Mount Muscoco. This fire is called the Four Corners Fire. CSFD received the call around 1:45 AM this morning about a fire at the northern peak of Mt. Muscoco. Around 2:30, crews were able to confirm the fire using drone technology and assembled a crew this morning to go up the mountain. Right now, a helicopter is scheduled to drop in order to put out the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

According to their Twitter, 24 firefighters hiked into the area with steep, rocky terrain. Two helicopters were sent out around 9:30 am to drop water. The size of the fire is estimated at less than 1 acre but the main concern is rolling material coming down and creating another fire.

North Cheyenne Canyon Park and Helen Hunt Falls/Seven Falls are closed today. No evacuations are in effect.

Friends of Cheyenne Canon also have canceled the Halloween Carnival at Starsmore in North Cheyenne as the park remains closed today.

Red Flag Warnings are in effect today and Sunday for high fire danger. Check the forecast here.

KOAA's News5 Meteorologist Alex O'Brien shares a breakout of how wildfire season is year-round in Colorado.

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