UPDATE: SUNDAY 10/23/2022 11:14 a.m.

(FOUNTAIN, Colo.) — The Sheriff’s Office reported that the Sweetwater Fire is fully contained.

The Hanover Fire Department has concluded firefighting efforts.

UPDATE: SUNDAY 10/23/2022 9:25 a.m.

The Sweetwater fire is now at 75% containment as of Sunday morning, Oct. 23.

Crews with the Hanover Fire Department will remain to mop up hot spots. Full containment is expected by noon, according to EPSO.

UPDATE: SATURDAY 10/22/2022 5:19 p.m.

Previously identified mandatory evacuations for the Sweetwater Fire have been lifted. Residents may return to their homes.

Fire crews will be active and on scene all throughout the night into the following day. Fire crews will mop up hotspots and continue to monitor conditions.

UPDATE: SATURDAY 10/22/2022 3:48 p.m.

EPSO says the Sweetwater Fire has now grown to over 300 acres. The mandatory evacuation boundaries remain unchanged.

The Hanover Fire Department continues to provide overall incident command with EPSO providing law enforcement support, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

There will be a press conference at 4:30 p.m.

UPDATE: SATURDAY 10/22/2022 3:21 p.m.

The Sweetwater Fire is currently at 80 acres with 0 percent containment, according to EPSO.

90 personnel from 17 El Paso County and State of Colorado fire departments are currently fighting the fire, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Mandatory evacuations remain in effect. EPSO and Colorado State Patrol are securing the area and helping residents evacuate.

Residents who live in the evacuation area and need assistance moving their animals or livestock can call the EPSO non-emergency line at (719) 390-5555. The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is on scene ready to assist.

UPDATE: SATURDAY 10/22/2022 2:23 p.m.

EPSO says the fire is currently 75 acres with 0 percent containment.

Previous evacuations are still in place for the Sweetwater Fire in Hanover near Pikes Peak International Raceway.

The Hanover Fire Department is currently the lead fire agency.

ORIGINAL STORY: BREAKING: Mandatory evacuations for wildland fire in Fountain

SATURDAY 10/22/2022 1:46 p.m.

A mandatory evacuation is underway due to a wildland fire in Fountain, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPSO).

Residents living near Donner Pass View, Sugar Foot Point, Dude Ranch Point, High Plans View, Gold Dust Trail, Vigilante View, along with other homes in the general area have been told to evacuate.

EPSO says everyone near Donner Pass View on the east, Fort Carson on the west and High Stakes View on the south should evacuate immediately.

FOX21 has crews on scene. This story will continue to be updated as the story develops.