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Evacuation lifted after fire southeast of Peyton

Update: All fire evacuations have been lifted and the fire is under control.

The Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet at approximately 5:25 p.m. that residents may return to their homes.

Calhan firefighters say they have reason to believe the started around 3:00 p.m. and was sparked by recreational shooting.

Officials say no one was hurt and no houses were damaged.

*UPDATE: All evacuations lifted for Soap Weed Rd/Judge Orr Rd.
The fire is under control and contained. You may return to your residence. pic.twitter.com/BxOBdlYW1K

— EPCSheriff (@EPCSheriff) October 13, 2019

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The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has issued a mandatory evacuation notice in central El Paso County southeast of Peyton.

Anyone within a one-mile radius of Soap Weed Road and Highway 110 and one mile north of Judge Orr and Soap Weed is ordered to evacuated due to a fire in the area. The Sheriff’s Office tells us they are handling the evacuation.

*Update* Mandatory Evacuation Notice for Fire 10-13-2019
Anyone 1 mile north of Judge Orr/Soap Weed Rd is under a Mandatory Evacuation Notice due to a fire in the area of Saop Weed Rd/Hwy 110. For more info https://t.co/JlCbAbfPVM. pic.twitter.com/7ewlU4bRf7

— EPCSheriff (@EPCSheriff) October 13, 2019

The approximate cross streets for the evacuation are Falcon Highway to the south, Judge Orr Rd to the north, N Bagget Rd to the west and S Calhan Highway to the east.

We have a crew en route to the scene. Check back here for updates.

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