Homeless camp fire under investigation in eastern Colorado Springs

Firefighters responded to a fire in a field near Pikes Peak and Academy, east of downtown...
Firefighters responded to a fire in a field near Pikes Peak and Academy, east of downtown Colorado Springs.(Mike Petkash, KKTV)
Published: Oct. 24, 2022 at 8:27 PM MDT|Updated: Oct. 25, 2022 at 5:51 AM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A fire in a field containing homeless camps is now out.

Multiple crews responded to the area of Pikes Peak and North Academy around 8 p.m. Monday. The fire was 20 feet wide and 20 feet long and was burning 500 feet from the road, making access difficult for firefighters.

The fire started in a field where people are known to camp out.

There were no injuries or structures threatened. The cause is still under investigation.