Residents Still Evacuated From 3300-Acre Fire


About 69 homes have been evacuated at last check. All residents must provide proper identification and proof of residence to that area. According to El Paso County Sheriff, it's not clear what structures were destroyed.

Residents who have been evacuated due to a fire along the El Paso-Pueblo County line can start returning to their homes, with the exception of three locations.

Wildfires burned thousands of acres Thursday in Kansas and authorities are warned that "extreme, catastrophic" fire conditions could prove disastrous for the region on Friday. Here's a map of the evacuation area, provided by the sheriff's office.

El Paso County said a few people stayed in the Red Cross shelter in Fountain overnight. The shelter remains open Saturday. No structures in Pueblo County were damaged.

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National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Petersen said sustained winds were blowing 20 to 30 miles per hour (32 to 48 kilometers per hour) Friday. If you are evacuating, officials advise that all residents take their pets with them. No further updates were given.

Army Col. Ron Fitch said infantry and helicopter units were training for an upcoming deployment when the fire broke out at Fort Carson.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The firefighters then began attacking the fire line itself. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says residents may go to the center for resources, fire information and other assistance.

Officials estimate between 300 to 400 acres have burned.

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The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office ordered evacuations in the area of Midway Ranch southeast of the Pikes Peak International Raceway.

Deputies say controlled traffic access for evacuation purposes only is at I-25 exit 119 at Rancho Colorado Blvd.

The Midway Ranch area has been under mandatory evacuation orders since early Friday afternoon.

Evacuations remain in an area roughly bounded by I-25, Military Reservation Boundary Road, Donner Pass View and County Line Road. The boundary was then expanded north at about 1 p.m.

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