UPDATE FRIDAY 01/27/2023 11:53 a.m.

(COLORADO SPRINGS) — CSFD said the ‘Transit Fire’ is now fully out, and all roads are now open. The scene of the fire has been turned over to the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) for further investigation.

UPDATE: Fire contained by CSFD, smoke still visible

UPDATE FRIDAY 01/27/2023 8:02 a.m.

CSFD tweeted that the fire is contained but the fire will be active for a few more hours as crews work to clear the slush for complete extinguishment, they say smoke will be visible for most of the morning. CSFD investigators are on the scene to determine the cause of the fire and CSFD reports no injuries and no structures were lost.

According to CSFD, Hancock will remain closed for about the next hour.

ORIGINAL STORY: CSFD working fire near Evergreen Cemetery, Hancock Expy closed

FRIDAY 01/27/2023 6:56 a.m.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) is working a fire in the area of Hancock Expressway and Transit Drive. CSFD said the fire is not spreading and no structures are threatened.

According to CSFD, the fire is a “very large” slash or debris pile near Evergreen Cemetery and smoke and flames will be visible but the fire is not spreading. CSFD said Hancock Expressway is closed between East Fountain Boulevard and South Union Boulevard.

  • CSFD debris fire near Evergreen Cemetary
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  • CSFD debris fire near Evergreen Cemetary firefighters
  • The sun rises as firefighters battle a slush or debris fire. Fire and smoke are visible.
  • Smoke billows into the air as firefighters work to extinguish the fire

CSFD said there is heavy fire equipment in the area and that firefighters are working to control the fire, but there is limited access to water supply in the area.

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