FORT CARSON, Colo. — The Wild Horse Fire, burning south of Fort Carson's Gate 6 in El Paso County, is 40% contained as of Tuesday evening.
Located in the area of Highway 115 mile marker 33 north of Turkey Creek, the wildfire has burned approximately 670 acres.
Fort Carson Fire and Emergency Services said Tuesday that crews have established a solid perimeter and are now focusing on interior hot spots.
Bucket operations along Highway 115 will continue throughout Tuesday, but the highway is expected to remain open throughout the day. Active fire and smoke from the interior of the fire will be visible from Highway 115 for the next several days, fire officials said.
El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPCSO) issued evacuation orders Sunday for residents and businesses along the highway between Turkey Creek and Little Turkey Creek. Those evacuations were lifted Monday, but the areas remain under pre-evacuation status Tuesday.
Highway 115 was closed Sunday from South Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs to the town of Penrose due to the fire, but the road reopened Monday.
The Wild Horse Fire is about 17 miles south of Colorado Springs and about 30 miles northeast of Cañon City near the Beaver Creek State Wildlife Area.
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