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Wildfire prompts evacuations near Colorado Springs

The Birdseye Fire, north of Peyton, was 100% contained, and evacuated residents could go home at noon Sunday.
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EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — All evacuations were to be lifted at noon Sunday for an area northeast of Colorado Springs where crews responded to a wildfire two days before.

According to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPCSO), everyone within a two-mile radius of the 19000 block of Birdseye View, north of Peyton, was ordered to evacuate after the fire started Friday. The Sheriff's Office said on Sunday that residents could return home after noon.

The Birdseye Fire was last measured at 21.6 acres and was 100% contained, EPCSO said.

The sheriff's office said one structure has burned. Multiple people were evacuated, as well as some horses and dogs. 

The Patriot Learning Center at 11990 Swingline Road was open to evacuees, and the Calhan Fairgrounds was available for animals, EPCSO said.

The Elbert County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Calhan Police and Fire, Colorado State Patrol, Falcon Fire, Cimarron Hills Fire, Peyton Fire and Colorado Springs Fire responded, EPCSO said.

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