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THANK YOU to all of the firefighters working hard to extinguish the #InclineFire…

THANK YOU to all of the firefighters working hard to extinguish the #InclineFire, which began Thursday in the late afternoon (Oct. 8). As of noon Friday (Oct. 9), the fire remains at 3-5 acres near Barr Trail with 0% containment. Damage to the Incline has not been reported.

Overnight, crews established a fire line and mopped up hot spots. As a result, there is not a lot of smoke present yet today, and crews are cautiously optimistic. High temperatures and winds are expected this afternoon.

The public is asked to stay away from the area, and all nearby hiking trails remain closed until further notice, including the Manitou Incline, Northern Incline Return Trail and Barr Trail. Ruxton Avenue is also closed with residential access only. Updates will be shared by City of Manitou Springs Government.

Responding agencies include the Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs fire departments as well as the USDA Forest Service and El Paso County Wildland Fire Management.

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