EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — Evacuation orders that were briefly put into place due to a wildfire near Falcon Thursday have been lifted, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said.
The fire burned about 83 acres, according to the Falcon Fire Department.
Around 4:45 p.m., the sheriff's office ordered people living within the following boundaries to evacuate:
- South of Judge Orr Road
- East of Highway 24
- North of Falcon Highway
- West of Curtis Road
The fire department said at 5:05 p.m. that the fire had been contained, and crews were attacking hot spots. The sheriff's office lifted the evacuation order around 5:15 p.m. Falcon Highway remained closed in the area as firefighters continued their work.
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