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.:
The mandatory evacuation area has been updated – the new area is West to Curtis Rd, East to Slocum Rd, North to Falcon Hwy, South to Hwy 94. The remaining area East to Peyton Hwy w/ the same North & South boundaries is under a pre-evac. Call 9-1-1 only if in immediate danger. https://t.co/DOfySFn6tV
— EPCSheriff (@EPCSheriff) April 11, 2022
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