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Grass fire under control on North Academy in Colorado Springs

Published: Sep. 24, 2021 at 11:06 AM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Colorado Springs Fire Department has a grass fire under control Friday morning. CSFD says the fire happened near North Academy and Voyager Parkway in Colorado Springs.

Crews say about a fourth of an acre was burned. The cause of the fire is unknown. Firefighters say the fire did start near a homeless camp, but they are unsure if the camp was involved.

Also, an officer did see someone leaving the area during the fire. Colorado Springs Police are currently investigating that.

Firefighters say this is an important reminder on why we are still under fire restrictions in El Paso County. Right now it is illegal to have an unauthorized burn outside.

We will update this article as more information becomes available.

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