Wildfire Forces Evacuations In El Paso County

Wildfire Forces Evacuations In El PasoCounty

8 March 2007

published by www.thedenverchannel.com

Ellicott, Colorado, USA — A wildfire forced the evacuation of 10 residentsWednesday, before being contained by firefighters, authorities said.

One outbuilding was damaged and two vehicles may have been damaged, El PasoCounty sheriff’s Lt. Clif Northam said.

Original estimates placed the fire’s size at 300 acres, but better GPSmapping determined that only 68 acres were scored, Northam said.

The fire, reported at 2:30 p.m., was contained about 5 p.m.

Investigators did not immediately have a cause.

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