UPDATE: SUNDAY 10/23/2022 12:16 p.m.

(COLORADO SPRINGS) — The grass fire has been extinguished and mop-up is complete, per the Tri-Lakes Fire Department.

Deputies have reopened Highway 83 in both directions near North Gate Boulevard.

EPSO says the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

ORIGINAL STORY: DEVELOPING: Grass fire near Highway 83 & North Gate

SUNDAY 10/23/2022 11:35 a.m.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPSO) has reported a grass fire near the intersection of Highway 83 and North Gate Boulevard.

Highway 83 is currently closed. EPSO is asking the public to avoid the area. No evacuations are in place at this time.

The Tri-Lakes Fire Department is the reported primary fire agency.

This article will continue to be updated as the story develops.