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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Colorado Springs wildfire: One grass caught fire after evacuation Thursday, another 15% contained

Firefighters said the Ackerman Fire, one of two grass fires that broke out Thursday in Colorado Springs, is completely contained. Wind-driven fire destroyed eight mobile homes and forced the evacuation of nearly 1,000 people

The Ackerman Fire brought heavy smoke and flames more than 50 feet into Skylark Mobile Home Park, where the fire was contained in the neighborhood, with no injuries reported. Firefighters completely brought the 30-acre fire under control late on Thursday night.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department reported that the Alturas Fire in Colorado Springs is now 15% contained, which burned 182 acres as of late Thursday.

Flames closed the Colorado Springs airport on Thursday, but all operations have returned to normal.

According to airport officials, all flights out of Colorado Springs Airport were canceled at around 7 p.m. Thursday. People at the airport were asked to leave at around 6:40 pm, and incoming flights were canceled at 5:30 pm

According to airport officials, inbound flights resumed at around 7:55 pm last night.

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