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Wildland fire in Stratmoor Hills was started intentionally

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Posted at 5:59 PM, Jan 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-12 11:19:37-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — A small wildland fire that happened in Stratmoor Hills was reportedly started intentionally.

The fire happened around 11 a.m. on the west side of Venetucci Boulevard and B Street.

Firefighters and people in the area said they saw a plume of smoke that went about 200 feet in the air.

The fire was about 20 by 20 feet in size and was put out in about 30 minutes, and thankfully no one was hurt.

Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire in under an hour.

The Stratmoor Hills Fire Department Wildland Brush Truck was informed that a 10-year-old boy was seen leaving the area where the fire started.

Law enforcement searched the area but was unable to find the boy.

Right now the fire is under investigation by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.
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