EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — Hundreds of homes are under evacuation notice in El Paso County due to a fire along the 5000 block of Alturas Drive.
Residents of Security-Widefield — just southwest of the Colorado Springs Airport — who live south of Milton E. Proby Parkway, east of Hancock Expressway, north of Bradley Road and Alturas Drive, and west of Peak Innovation Parkway should evacuate immediately, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.
S. Powers Boulevard is closed between Grinnell Boulevard and Drennan Road.
The fire, which has been called the Alturas Fire, is burning near the Pikes Peak Christian Church off Bradley Road.
The Colorado Springs Airport has told travelers inside to shelter in place.
The pre-evacuation notice was upgraded to mandatory evacuation at 4:19 p.m.
This is a developing story and will be updated.