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Fire crews respond to wildland fire near Waldo Canyon burn scar

The fire is burning north of the Waldo Canyon burn scar.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo — Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) and El Paso County Fire resources responded to a wildland fire on Blodgett Peak Wednesday morning.

CSFD tweeted at 2:40 p.m., the fire is 3/10 of an acre with three separate spot fires burning around the it. There is 0% containment, according to fire officials.

A pre-evacuation notice was issued for residents living near Blodgett Peak, and the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) urged people nearby to gather necessary items and be ready to leave at any time.

Due to windy conditions in the area, aerial support wasn't available Wednesday morning. It took ground crews over an hour to get to the fire location.

CSPD Communications is asking the community to avoid calling emergency services about the fire in order to keep the lines open.

The fire is north of the Waldo Canyon burn scar.

No injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire isn't yet known.

At 2:40 p.m., CSFD said fire crews were being brought down off of the mountain for the night. Crews will remain nearby monitoring the fire, officials said.

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