Evacuations lifted, Talcott Fire in El Paso County 50 percent contained

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — Evacuations were lifted for the Talcott Fire that burned in El Paso County on Monday.

The fire was approximately 14 acres in size and 50 percent contained Monday night. It was burning southwest of Rampart Reservoir in Pike National Forest.

Thirty-seven households in Woodland Park were told to evacuate. The American Red Cross set up a shelter at Woodland Park High School for evacuees.

Officials said there were 60 first responders from four agencies working on the fire.

At 4:30 p.m., officials said they had resources on all sides of fire, including a Type 3 Helitack helicopter based out of Monument.

“Local fire crews responding included North Fork Fire, Elk Creek Fire District and Platte Canyon Fire District,” the forest service said.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said crews from Teller County, Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs were also deployed to the fire.

The fire was reported at approximately 5:30 a.m. Monday, officials said.

“Stage One Fire Restrictions now in place until further notice,” officials said.