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Mandatory Evacuations Lifted Following Wildland Fire Near Falcon

By Danielle Chavira

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) - Mandatory evacuations were ordered for residents near Falcon on Thursday afternoon for a wildland fire. Those have since been lifted, however Falcon Highway is still closed.

Falcon Fire Department is leading the firefight. Shortly after 5 p.m., the department said the fire in contained, and crews were monitoring hotspots.

The sheriff's office said evacuations were still in place.

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