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.READ MORE: 5280 Trail Would Connect Neighborhoods In Denver's Downtown Core
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.MORE NEWS: 'In Colorado, We Are Ready': Gov. Jared Polis Reacts To FDA Approval Of Pfizer COVID Vaccine Boosters
It’s unclear how the fire started.