Colorado Springs firefighters were battling a house fire Wednesday night near East Monument and Yuma streets, the Fire Department tweeted about 9 p.m.

In the tweet, firefighters asked people to "avoid the area if possible."

This is a developing story. Stay with The Gazette for updates.

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Ellie is a crime and breaking news reporter. She's a proud Midwesterner, stationery hoarder and Earl Grey tea enthusiast. After interning at The Gazette in 2015, she joined the newspaper's staff in 2016.

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