COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado Springs and El Paso County firefighters responded to a brush fire burning at the Air Force Academy Monday afternoon.

At around 5 p.m., academy officials said the fire was contained, and crews were working on hot spots. They say the fire was near the North Gate on Academy grounds. No buildings were threatened.

Traffic leaving the base was told to leave through the South Gate, but one lane has opened at the North Gate. Parts of Santa Fe Trail are still closed.

It’s unclear how the fire started.


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