Grass Fire 100% Contained Near Fontaine and Marksheffel

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The grass fire near Fontaine and Marksheffel in El Paso County is 100 percent contained.

Crews were able to get the fire under control late Thursday night, but several firefighters remained on scene overnight to keep an eye on it to make sure it didn't flare up.

The plume of smoke could be seen for several miles Thursday evening. Homes and other structures were never threatened, but many nearby residents told 11 News they still felt uneasy over how close the fire was. Gridelda Garcia told 11 News she was already thinking ahead to potentially evacuating.

"I was already kinda thinking in my head, 'Okay, what are we going to do?' So I just figured I just get my dogs and go."

About 50 acres burned before firefighters got the fire under control. Dozens of firefighters from several different agencies assisted in fighting the fire, including the Colorado Springs Fire Department, Security, Hanover, Fountain, Fort Carson and the county wildland team.

It's still unknown what caused the fire.




 
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