COS Airport under shelter in place as crews fight fire near Milton E. Proby


UPDATE: The Sheriff’s Office has issued a clarification on the airport.

UPDATE: The Colorado Springs Airport is being evacuated according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, avoid the area to allow responders and evacuees to leave safely.

UPDATE: The Colorado Springs Airport is now under a shelter in place for everyone inside the building, the airport Tweeted. They ask that you do not call the airport regarding your flight. Contact your airline directly so they can keep the phone lines clear for emergency use.

Powers is now closed between Astrozon and Grinnell.

Previous pre-evacuation area is now mandatory.

COS Airport under shelter in place as crews fight fire near Milton E. Proby 8

UPDATE: The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has issued an evacuation order for the area East of Powers and West of Peak Innovation Way, and Northeast of the S-curve on Powers.to Milton Proby Blvd.

The Sheriff’s Office has issued a pre-evacuation warning for the area South of Milton E Proby Blvd., East of Hancock Expressway, North of Bradley, and West of Powers.

COS Airport under shelter in place as crews fight fire near Milton E. Proby
COS Airport under shelter in place as crews fight fire near Milton E. Proby 9

UPDATE: Widefield School District 3 has evacuated French Elementary. Kids were already gone for the day, but remaining staff has been evacuated, according to the District.

UPDATE: Evacuations are now mandatory, South of Milton E Proby Pkwy, East of Hancock Express Way, North of Bradley Rd/Alturas Dr, & W of S Powers Blvd due to a fire in the area of 5000 Alturas Dr.

Powers Blvd. is closed in both directions at Milton E. Proby. Avoid the area.

COLORADO SPRINGS — The El Paso County Sheriff is reporting fire activity near Milton E Proby Pkwy.

South of Milton E Proby Pkwy, East of Hancock Express Way, North of Bradley Rd/Alturas Dr, & W of S Powers Blvd is under a Pre-Evacuation Notice due to a fire in the area of 5000 Alturas Dr.

COS Airport under shelter in place as crews fight fire near Milton E. Proby
COS Airport under shelter in place as crews fight fire near Milton E. Proby 10

Anyone in the area should prepare to evacuate should this notice become mandatory.

This article will be updated.




Source : https://kdvr.com/news/fire-near-milton-e-proby-mandatory-evacuations-in-effect/

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