EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — Evacuations were ordered Friday afternoon for residents in a section of El Paso County due to a brush fire.
El Paso County first reported the fire on Twitter at 3:43 p.m. The county said the blaze was “fast-moving” and approximately 35 acres in size.READ MORE: Cars Spun Out & Abandoned As Winter Storm Grips Denver Metro Area
Minutes later, the El Paso County Sheriff tweeted instructions for residents to evacuate.READ MORE: Businesses Near Convention Center Eager For Events: 'It's Our Livelihood'
Edison Junior and Senior High Schools were opened for evacuees.
About three hours after alerts went out, authorities lifted the evacuation order and said fire crews were mopping up hot spots.