EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - Multiple fire departments were called into battle a large brush fire in southern El Paso County on Thursday.
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office started receiving calls about a vehicle fire near Hermosa and Boca Chica Heights at around 10:21 a.m. Investigators believe the vehicle fire combined with the strong winds might have been the cause of the brush fire, but it is still early in the investigation.
Three vehicles including a motorhome were destroyed by the fire, which could be seen from both Pueblo and Colorado Springs. A home and two outbuildings received fire damage, but they were not lost in the fire.
Fortunately, no one was injured.
Homes within a half a mile from the 21000 Boca Chica Heights were evacuated, and pre-evacuations were in place for those living just outside that half mile. (MAP)
Those evacuations were lifted at just before 6:20 p.m.
As of 2:20 p.m., firefighters had the fire under control and were starting the mop-up process.
A large plume of smoke could be seen from our camera on top of Cheyenne Mountain. It overshadowed the grass fire that broke out on nearby Fort Carson.
Stay with KRDO for updates on this developing story.