Grass fire east of Colorado Springs off Curtis Road in El Paso County 100% contained Sunday evening
EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - Mandatory evacuations were in place for a neighborhood east of Colorado Springs in El Paso County on Sunday due to a fire.
At about 8 p.m., John Webb with Falcon Fire confirmed with 11 News the fire was fully contained. However, at that time crews were battling a structure fire that was fully involved in the area of Curtis and Patton. Smoke and flames from the structure fire were still visible as of 8:05 p.m. The mandatory evacuations were lifted at about 8:15 p.m.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The estimated size as of 8 p.m. was about 38 acres.
The following message went out to residents in an area near Curtis Road and Patton Drive just after 5 p.m.:
“This is the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. Today is 04-10-2022. W to Curtis Rd, E to Peyton Hwy, N to Falcon Hwy, S to Hwy 94 is under a Mandatory Evacuation Notice due to a fire in the area of N Curtis Rd / Patton Dr. Evacuate the area immediately. Call 9-1-1 only if you are in immediate danger. Tune in to local media for updates.”
The evacuation area was updated to the following at about 6 p.m.:
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