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House fire under control near Powers and Carefree

Fire crews on the scene of a house fire on Valarie Circle on May 13, 2022.
Fire crews on the scene of a house fire on Valarie Circle on May 13, 2022.(KKTV)
Published: May. 13, 2022 at 6:58 AM MDT|Updated: May. 13, 2022 at 7:55 AM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - All people and pets got out safely after a house caught fire in east Colorado Springs Friday morning,

The fire department tweeted around 6:50 a.m. Friday that it was responding to a neighborhood southwest of Powers and Carefree.

The fire was under control less than an hour later.

Firefighters tell 11 News the fire sparked outside the home, though the cause is still unknown. The flames broke a window and moved into the house. The residents started smelling smoke, ran out back, and saw the house had caught fire. When crews got on scene, they found flames inside an upstairs bedroom.

Firefighters tell 11 News that while they were able to contain the blaze to the single bedroom, there was significant damage to the second floor and attic. The family will be displaced.

Crews expect to remain on scene at least for the rest of the morning to make sure nothing flares up.

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