TELLER COUNTY, Colo. — Crews were on making progress Wednesday afternoon on containing a wildfire burning in the Rampart Range near the El Paso and Teller County line.
The U.S. Forest Service said the fire was 50% contained. It hadn't increased from 20 acres. The fire was burning about 2 1/2 miles southeast of Woodland Park, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
The fire briefly prompted pre-evacuation notices for a neighborhood on the southeastern side of Woodland Park.
Multiple agencies were on scene of the wildfire, which was in the old Waldo Canyon burn scar and burning in grass and ponderosa pine.
Crews were working toward securing the fire line and mopping up. Light smoke was visible off the 300 Road due to heavy fuels burning in the interior of the perimeter, the U.S. Forest Service said on Wednesday.
The cause is unknown, the U.S. Forest Service said.
The Teller County Sheriff's Office asked people to stay off Rampart Range Road and stay away from the intersection of Rampart Range Road and Loy Creek Road.
A pre-evacuation notice was issued briefly to the area of Sunny Glen Court, Sun Valley Drive and Radiant Circle. The notice was canceled about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.
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