UPDATE: Mandatory evacuations have been lifted. Residents in the affected area may return home. The fire is reportedly out and crews are remaining on scene to mop up.

Falcon Fire Department is estimating the size of the fire at 83 acres.

UPDATE: According to the Falcon Fire Department, the fire is contained and crews are working on hotspots. Mandatory evacuations remain in place.

COLORADO SPRINGS — The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a wildland fire near Falcon and mandatory evacuations have been ordered.

The mandatory evacuation boundaries are:

  • South of Judge Orr Road
  • East of East Highway 24
  • North of Falcon Highway
  • West of Curtis Road

Residents in this area should evacuate immediately.

This article will be updated.