Fire in El Paso County forces evacuations

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HANOVER, Colo. — A wildfire forced the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office to order an evacuation Saturday afternoon.

The fire started in the 5800 block of Firbrand View, south of Fountain.

Firefighters said it was contained by 2 p.m. They also said it started when a homeowner was burning trash and the flames spread out of control.