UPDATE: Falcon Fire department says the fire is now contained. Crews are currently mopping up hotspots. Pre-evacuations have been lifted in the area. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office announced on Twitter that nearby Falcon Elementary school is on early release.

Falcon Fire Division Chief John Webb said there were no injuries reported and no primary structures lost, only two small outbuildings. He could not provide acreage burned but estimated it at several acres.

Webb said a total of eight homes along West Condor Road were evacuated during the fire as a precaution, and all of them will be allowed back into their homes.

Falcon Fire expects to be on scene for several more hours to keep an eye on hotspots.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental but is still under investigation.

UPDATE: North boundary Falcon Highway, South Boundary Garrett Road, East Boundary Meridian Road and West Boundary E Blaney Road is under a Pre-Evacuation Notice due to a fire in the area of 12000 Block of Falcon Hwy.

Prepare to evacuate should this notice become mandatory.

ORIGINAL STORY: EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — A fire has been reported along Falcon Highway that is causing road closures, billowing smoke, and increased first responder presence.

According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPSO), fire crews are in the area of Falcon Highway and Meridian to Falcon Highway and Blaney Road. The fire in the area of 12000 block Falcon Highway and is moving south toward Blaney Road.

The Cimarron Hills Fire Department first posted about the fire at 1:32 p.m. Friday.

FOX21 is on the way to the scene and will update as more information becomes available.

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