Grass fire in eastern El Paso county burns 80-100 acres

By: Lisa Walton, lisa.walton@gazette.com
March 26, 2014 Updated: March 27, 2014 at 7:35 am
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Firefighters were able to quickly put out a fast-moving grass fire in eastern El Paso County Wednesday night.

Firefighters from Ellicott, Calhan, Falcon, Edison, Tri-County, Hanover, and Peyton all responded to the fire, which broke out near Drennan and Milne roads around 8:30 p.m. It was fully contained within about an hour and a half, said Ellicott Fire Department training officer Pete Henley.

Initial scanner traffic indicated the fire had spread to between 80 and 100 acres before it was contained.

No structures were destroyed, Henley said, adding that high winds played a factor in how quickly the fire spread.

According to scanner reports, reverse 911 calls went out to residents in the area, and El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies were on scene to help assist with evacuations and traffic control.

Information about how many people were evacuated from their homes  was not immediately available.

 

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