Evacuations lifted after fire in Calhan

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CALHAN, Colo. — Mandatory evacuations were issued for people who live in Calhan due to a fire.

Fire officials said the fire was started by recreational shooting and the wind carried it.

Just over one hour later, the evacuations were lifted.

Previously the evacuations applied to anyone who lives one mile north of Judge Orr/Soap Weed Rd is under a Mandatory Evacuation Notice due to a fire in the area of Soap Weed Rd/Hwy 110, according to The Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s Office officials said their main concern was protecting people and property.

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