Mandatory evacuation order issued for fire burning near Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KDVR) — UPDATE, 5:05 p.m.: The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said the Birdseye Fire has now burned 21.6 acres and is threatening 10 to 15 structures. One structure has already burned.

The Calhan Fairgrounds is open and available for all animals evacuated, the sheriff’s office said.

EARLIER STORY: The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office on Friday issued a mandatory evacuation order for residents in a rural part northeast of Colorado Springs.

The sheriff’s office said a fire is burning in the area near 19000 Birdseye View. The evacuation covers a two-mile area.

It’s unclear at this time how large the fire is. The sheriff’s office is advising people in the area to only call 911 if you are in immediate danger.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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