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Grass fire in West Colorado Springs fully contained, burned roughly 5 acres

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- The Colorado Springs Fire Department confirms a grass fire in West Colorado Springs is fully contained.

According to Capt. Smaldino, crews gained full control of the fire around 5:30 p.m. The fire burned an estimated five acres in total.

Crews first responded to reports of a grass fire at 4:31 p.m. on Wednesday.

Firefighters spent roughly an hour in the area battling the flames, preventing them from stretching to nearby homes.

According to firefighters, the fire was reported at N. 30th St. and Water St. and has currently burned one acre. CSFD is asking drivers to avoid the area of 30th St. north of Colorado Ave. and S. Garden of the Gods and 30th St.

CSFD worked together with the Colorado Springs Police Department to evacuate three homes in the area, all homeowners are back at this time.

A total of 47 firefighters responded to the grass fire.

A homeowner in the Pleasant Valley area shared these pictures.

courtesy of Frank McKiel
courtesy of Frank McKiel

Frank McKiel told KRDO he took these pictures from the roof of his house, which is in the 1200 block of Whitehouse Drive, one street away from Camp Creek and near the Valley Swim Club.

In them you can see just how close the fire got to homes and new developments in the area.

courtesy of Frank McKiel

Colorado Springs / Local News

Shelby Filangi

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