Colorado Springs grass fire contained; 22 homes saved

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Smoke due to a grassfire off King Street and Tonka Avenue.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) is responding to a grass fire off King Street and Tonka Avenue.

UPDATE: Per CSFD, the fire has been contained. 22 homes were told to evacuate as around 60 firefighters responded to the area.

All told, it took firefighters around 1.5 hours to contain the fire, which spread to approximately four to five acres.

First responders do not know what caused the fire. Investigators have been called to the scene and will begin talking to witnesses and gathering pictures and videos.

CSFD said homes in this area have been victims to fires before. Fortunately, no homes were damaged during Sunday’s fire.

UPDATE: An incident update is expected at 3:30 p.m.

ORIGINAL: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) is responding to a grass fire off King Street and Tonka Avenue.

Evacuations have been ordered for structures along Friendship Lane.

Heavy, dark smoke has been reported; people are urged to avoid the area if possible.

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