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Firefighters respond to grass fire at former campground in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Colorado Springs firefighters are battling a grass fire burning south of downtown near the interstate.

The fire department says the fire is moving slowly in the area of a former Kampgrounds of America location near I-25 and Nevada Avenue off of Gillette Street. Firefighters saying this is the same area they've responded to other grass fires before.

At this time the cause of the fire has not been determined. CSFD asks if you have any information to call 444-7000.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

Colorado Springs / Local News

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  1. “Former campground.” How former? What does that have to do with the 2nd wildfire today from an illegal homeless camp? When will COS citizens say enough is enough? Waldo Canyon Fire, Barr Trail and numerous other fires over the past few years that could have destroyed habitat, homes and businesses.

  2. That campground closed years ago, after the whole area became a run down eyesore. Homeless took over and have never left. Only a matter of time before the foothills go up in smoke, so many illegal “campers” up off the gold camp road.

    1. If it’s the “former campground” along the Santa Fe Trail, I’m familiar. Had to stop running south of the Bear Creek turnoff by Wal-Mart due to vagrant filth, trash and overall concern for personal safety. They have taken over our city’s greenway in several places. This is definitely one. Bulldoze and build some of those fancy Colofornia Townhomes there. I bet they’d go for $350k+

  3. The former Kampgrounds of America are probably being used by some KollegeEducated individual.

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