Firefighters contain grass fire east of Colorado Springs | SummitDaily.com

Firefighters contain grass fire east of Colorado Springs

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

COLORADO SPRINGS ” Firefighters have contained a grass fire east of Colorado Springs near Schriever Air Force Base that burned at least 9,000 acres and scorched 10 structures.

Falcon Fire Protection District spokesman Danny Miller says no injuries were reported and that the fire was 100 percent contained.

He says the fire began just after noon Saturday about a mile south of Highway 94 on N. Ellicott Highway and spread west toward Colorado Springs and south toward Pueblo.

He says 15 agencies responded to fight the wind-driven blaze.

Miller says houses near Schriever Air Force Base were evacuated but he didn’t know how many or whether the order was lifted yet.


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