Crews working to contain fire on Fort Carson


FORT CARSON, Colo. — Crews are working to extinguish a fire caused by training on Fort Carson.

As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, 475 acres have burned. The fire is 90 percent contained. It is burning through trees, so smoke will still be visible Wednesday.

Officials say Fort Carson Emergency Services responded to the fire near range 155 on the southern part of the installation around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Mutual aid partners assisting post firefighters included El Paso County Wildland, Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Colorado Springs Utilities. Those crews have been dismissed.

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter supported firefighting efforts Tuesday, and is on standby for Wednesday.


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