At least 250 houses were evacuated after the fire broke out at Fort Carson outside Colorado Springs as infantry and helicopter units trained for an upcoming deployment.
This is the third fire that has scorched the base since March 4. - Several dozen residents in southwestern El Paso County were still unable to return home a day after a brush fire burned thousands of acres of land southeast of Fort Carson. As of 6:40 p.m.
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Crews are still working to put out the tires burning in the 20800 block of Prairie Fire Point. Eastern, the fire had grown to 2,032 acres, according to the Pueblo County Sheriff. The area is bounded by Donner Pass View to the north, Interstate 25 to the east, County Line Road to the south, and, Fort Carson Route 1 to the west.
The fire covers an area on the south edge of El Paso County's border with northern Pueblo County. For those who have returned home, El Paso County Public Health is available to help with fire cleanup and re-entry guidelines. Citizens are urged to stay away from the area so emergency response vehicles can safely respond.
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Evacuated residents are encouraged to find support from the Red Cross at the Fountain Valley Baptist Church at 500 Alabama Avenue.
Residents who are still evacuated can call the Red Cross for assistance at 800-417-0495 or head to the Red Cross local chapter office at 1040 S. Eighth Street in Colorado Springs. High School. PM preschool has been canceled. Large animals are still being accepted at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo; the Pikes Peak Humane Society sheltered 24 animals last night, according to El Paso County officials. You'll be notified every time the account makes a new tweet.
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