Large fire in southeastern Colorado Springs industrial area leads to evacuations

Smoke is visible from a barn fire in the area of Academy Boulevard and Drennan Road Wednesday morning. / Colorado Springs Fire Department
Smoke is visible from a barn fire in the area of Academy Boulevard and Drennan Road Wednesday morning. / Colorado Springs Fire Department

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Smoke from a fire in an industrial area in southeastern Colorado Springs was visible from many parts of the city Wednesday morning.

The fire started around 5:40 a.m. in the area of South Academy Boulevard and Drennan Road. Firefighters said there were heavy flames in several trailers and outbuildings.

The west end of Lamplighter Mobile Home Park, which is near the fire, was evacuated as a precaution.

The main body of the fire has been contained, but firefighters are still working on the hot spots. Firefighters plan to be on the scene for several more hours.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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