UPDATE: MONDAY 2/6/2023 9:39 p.m.
(CAÑON CITY, Colo.) — The Cañon City Area Fire Protection District (CCAFPD) said four people were taken to the hospital for injuries after a mobile home fire off of Highway 115 south of Cañon City on Monday.
In an update, CCAFPD said firefighters were originally called to the 1600 block of Chestnut Street on a structure fire. Firefighters were advised that there was a mobile home in a mobile home park fully involved in fire.
When crews arrived, they found two mobile homes heavily involved, and a third was immediately threatened. CCAFPD said firefighters were able to contain the fire to the two mobile homes, and the third sustained minor damage.
CCAFPD said multiple people self-evacuated from the homes, and four people had to be taken to the hospital for injuries sustained in the fire. No firefighters were injured, CCAFPD said. The American Red Cross is helping the families displaced with their immediate needs.
The cause and origin of the fire is still under investigation by CCAFPD, Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, and the Colorado Division of Fire Protection and Control.
Fire near Hwy 115 is out, roadway reopened
UPDATE: MONDAY 2/6/2023 4:51 p.m.
Highway 115 has reopened to traffic following a mobile home fire south of Cañon City on Monday, Feb. 6.
According to the Cañon City Area Fire Protection District, two mobile homes were on fire and the flames quickly spread to a third mobile home. Firefighters were able to put out the fire and save the third home, the Fire Protection District said.
Two families have been displaced, and the people injured have been taken to the hospital. The Fire Protection District could not provide details on how many people were injured or the severity of their injuries.
ORIGINAL STORY: Fire burning south of Cañon City, Hwy 115 closed
MONDAY 2/6/2023 4:31 pm.
Highway 115 south of Cañon City is closed in both directions near Lincoln Park due to fire activity.
According to COtrip, Hwy 115 is closed between Pine Street and Locust Street due to fire activity. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) said the road closure is causing delays and urged travelers to avoid the area while fire crews respond.
FOX21 News has a crew on the way and will provide updates when they become available.