Evacuation orders lifted following wildfire near Peyton in eastern El Paso County

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Posted at 7:05 PM, Apr 22, 2022

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. – Residents near Peyton in eastern El Paso County were able to return home nearly two hours after they were told to leave when a wildfire ignited in the area.

Deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office tweeted just before 7:30 p.m. that residents living between Peyton Highway to Highway 24, and from Bradshaw to Spencer Roads, could go back home after a wildfire broke out in the area of Bradshaw Road and Blue Lake Lane sometime before 6:45 p.m. Friday.

No other information about the fire, including its size, containment or what caused it, was immediately available from fire officials at the scene.

The area is under a red flag warning until 9 p.m. Friday. Winds are currently blowing 32 mph with gusts up to 48 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Humidity is at 13% for the area.