Grass fire burning near Fort Carson in Turkey Creek Recreation Area


FORT CARSON – A grass fire burns on a Fort Carson training field near Hitch Rack Ranch Road at Mile Marker 34.

The fire is also in the Turkey Creek Recreation Area and smoke is visible from Highway 115.

The fire started around 2:30 p.m. and has spread to about 30 acres, but no structures or personnel are at risk at this time.

Fort Carson Fire receives mutual aid from Stratmoor Hills and security. Wind gusts are blowing at 28.5 mph in Fort Carson.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Our News5 team at the scene are reporting wind gusts of around 28 miles per hour.

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