1,800-acre fire on Fort Carson fully contained

FORT CARSON, Colo. (KKTV) - A large grass fire on Fort Carson is now 100 percent contained, the post announced Monday.

The fire, named the Orchard Canyon Fire, flared up Thursday around 7:30 p.m. in training area 38 on post near Booth Mountain and burned 1,800 acres before it was contained Sunday night. No structures were ever threatened and no injuries were reported.

About 120 people from several firefighting agencies worked to put out the flames. Two UH-60 Blackhawks and one UH-47 Chinook with Bambi Buckets were also deployed to help get it out.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.