Crews contain grass fire in western Colorado Springs

Crews mop up a fire in the area of Uintah Street and Manitou Boulevard in western Colorado Springs Tuesday afternoon. / Kalyn McMackin - FOX21 News
Crews mop up a fire in the area of Uintah Street and Manitou Boulevard in western Colorado Springs Tuesday afternoon. / Kalyn McMackin - FOX21 News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Crews are working to put out two fires in western Colorado Springs Wednesday afternoon.

One of the fires started around 1 p.m. in the area of West Uintah Street and Manitou Boulevard, near Mesa Open Space. Manitou Boulevard is closed in the area, according to police.

Smoke from the grass fire was visible across Colorado Springs. The fire was contained by 2:30 p.m.

Smoke from a fire in western Colorado Springs is visible from the Interstate 25 and Fillmore Street interchange Tuesday afternoon. / Mike Duran - FOX21 News
Smoke from a fire in western Colorado Springs is visible from the Interstate 25 and Fillmore Street interchange Tuesday afternoon. / Mike Duran – FOX21 News

Another fire started just before noon off Gold Camp Road, just west of Cheyenne Mountain. The fire, which has been named the Saint Peters Dome Fire, has burned about 1/10 of an acre and is not growing in size, according to the sheriff’s office.

Three engines and one hand crew are fighting the fire. No roads are closed and no buildings are threatened, according to the forest service.

There’s no word yet on the cause of either fire.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect for El Paso County, including Colorado Springs, due to gusty winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels. The warning is in effect until 6 p.m.

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