UPDATE: MONDAY 4/3/2023 6:31 a.m.
(EL PASO COUNTY, Colo.) — The Cimarron Hills Fire Department gave an update on the fire at Peterson Rd. and Galley Rd. The fire as of about 7 p.m. on Sunday was 90% contained and at 5.4 acres. Cimarron Hills Fire Department said no structures are damaged and no injuries. They will continue to monitor the fire and have more information Monday morning.
UPDATE: SUNDAY 4/2/2023 6:48 p.m.
Mandatory evacuations have been lifted for Preble Drive and Boreal Drive Sunday evening, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPSO).
Peterson Road will remain closed north of Galley.
UPDATE: SUNDAY 4/2/2023 6 p.m.
Pre-evacuations have been lifted for residents within a two-mile radius of Peterson Road and Galley Road, per EPSO.
ORIGINAL STORY: El Paso County orders mandatory evacuation for wildland fire
SUNDAY 4/2/2023 4:08 p.m.
A mandatory evacuation order has been given to residents in El Paso County due to a wildland fire Sunday afternoon on April 2, according to EPSO.
The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) reported the fire near Newt Drive and Highway 24. Crews estimate the fire to be approximately 10 acres with 50 percent containment.
The mandatory evacuation order was given for those living near Preble Drive and Boreal Drive (west of Newt Drive). CSFD said it is hoping to lift mandatory evacuations in about an hour.
A pre-evacuation warning has also been given for residents within a two-mile radius of Peterson Road and Galley Road.
“Be prepared to leave. If you are in danger, evacuate immediately,” stated EPSO.
CSFD is assisting the Cimarron Hills Fire Department with the wildland fire. Crews reported “heavy fuels involved.” The community is warned of heavy smoke in the area.
Check back with FOX21 for more updates on this fire.