Fire off I-25 on the north side of Colorado Springs caused major traffic issues on Thursday
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A fire was impacting traffic on I-25 on the north side of Colorado Springs on Thursday.
11 News was made aware of the fire just before 4 p.m.
According to police, the fire was burning in the median near the new Voyager exit between North Gate and Interquest at about mile marker 155.
As of 4:35 p.m. smoke was still visible, but an official with the United States Air Force Academy said crews had control of the fire. At about 4:45 p.m. police announced northbound I-25 was closed at Briargate Parkway because of the smoke. At about 6:15 p.m. the highway was back open.
According to officials with the United States Air Force Academy, the fire burned about five acres.
We will update this story as we learn more. As of 9:15 p.m. there was no word on a possible cause to the fire.
This wasn’t the only fire along the interstate on Thursday. At about 12:15 p.m. crews were called to a much smaller fire near N. Academy. The cause of that fire is also under investigation and it isn’t clear if the two are connected in any way.
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