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Evacuation order lifted after wildfire in eastern El Paso County

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — Mandatory evacuations have been issued Friday afternoon for residents in a section of eastern El Paso County because of a fast-moving wildfire.

The sheriff’s office said the evacuation order affected about 35 residences near Yoder, Colorado.

The fire was contained by 6:30 p.m. and  the evacuation order was lifted. Residents were allowed to return home. The sheriff’s office said no residential structures were lost.

Edison Junior and Senior High School, located at 14550 Edison Road in Yoder was set up for evacuees who needed a place to stay.

Multiple agencies responded to the fire which is in a rural area east of Colorado Springs.

It was estimated to be about 35 acres in size at 5 p.m.