UPDATE – 8:15 p.m.
The mandatory evacuation notice has been lifted for the area of West to Curtis Rd, East to Peyton Highway, North to Falcon Highway, South to Highway 94. Residents are permitted to return home. This includes the pre-evacuation area as well.
The mandatory evacuation area has been updated. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says the new area is West to Curtis Rd, East to Slocum Rd, North to Falcon Hwy, and South to Hwy 94. The remaining area East to Peyton Highway and the same North & South boundaries is under a pre-evac. Call 9-1-1 only if in immediate danger.
Update – 5:50 PM
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is going door to door in the area to assist in evacuations. Currently, a field, an outbuilding, and an unknown structure are affected.
EL PASO COUNTY — Mandatory evacuations are being ordered as crews battle a fire in the northeastern part of El Paso County.
According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPSO), multiple crews are in the area of Curtis Road and Patton Drive in Peyton. West to Curtis Rd, East to Peyton Highway, North to Falcon Highway, and South to Highway 94 are under a Mandatory Evacuation Notice.
At least five Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) engines and a Battalion Chief are on the way to assist with the fire.
Call 9-1-1 if you are in immediate danger.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.