COLORADO SPRINGS — Crews achieved 100 percent containment Thursday afternoon for the grass fire near Cheyenne Mountain State Park.
The fire, which has been named the State Park Fire, consumed 27.5 acres – all but 1 on park property, according to Incident Commander Steve Wilch. No evacuations were ordered.
Fire officials thank a quick response by Pikes Peak Fire Chiefs’ Mutual Aid Group, the fire was knocked down and no air support was used Thursday. Crews will hit hot spots into Thursday night and will patrol in an abundance of caution.
The fire was first spotted around 9 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Norad Road and Highway 115, near Cheyenne Mountain State Park and across the highway from Fort Carson Gate 1.
Investigators from Colorado Springs Fire Marshal and Colorado Parks and Wildlife will investigate the cause of the fire. The could be an update as early as next week.
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife said two campers were evacuated from the park Wednesday night.
A Red Flag Warning is in effect for the area until 8 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service forecasts gusty winds, low humidity, and dry fuels in the area.