Crews Get Handle On Grass Fire In El Paso County

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The fire in Widefield (credit: Fountain Fire Department)

The fire in Widefield (credit: Fountain Fire Department)

WIDEFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) – Firefighters in El Paso County have knocked down a grass fire burning near a Widefield park.

The fire broke out near Carp Lake Tuesday afternoon. It’s not clear how many acres burned but firefighters announced they got the upper hand on the fire just after 2 p.m.

The fire came close to a pavilion in Widefield Community Park but didn’t threaten any other structures.

Fontaine Boulevard between Grinnell and Drury has been closed while crews clean up the fire.

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