Pre-evacuations lifted after small fire in El Paso County is controlled

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El Paso County pre-evacuation map for fire (map from EPCSO)

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A fire in the 4700 block of Murr Road prompted the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office to order pre-evacuations for the surrounding area Monday afternoon, but only lasted for a couple hours.

The area north of Jones Road, west of Murr Road, east of Slocum Road, and south of Falcon Highway was in the pre-evacuation zone. EPCSO told residents to prepare to evacuate if the notice became mandatory.

Murr Road was shutdown from Jones to Murr northbound and south from Platte Creek to Jones, but has since reopened.

EPCSO said the flames are out on the 5-acre blaze but hot spots remain and caution the public to stay away from the area. No structures were damaged and all residents were accounted for, police said.

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