Fire Near Hanover Prompts Evacuations

February 27, 2017
Evacuation boundaries for the Milne Fire in El Paso County as of 2/27/17Evacuation boundaries for the Milne Fire in El Paso County as of 2/27/17 El Paso County Sheriff's Office
Evacuation boundaries for the Milne Fire in El Paso County as of 2/27/17

UPDATE: As of around 7PM Monday evening, all evacuations have been lifted.  Residents must have ID to reenter.

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The Milne Fire, burning near Hanover in southern El Paso County, has prompted evacuations.  The El Paso County Sheriff's Office lists the boundaries of the evacuation area as Sanborn on the north, Squirrel Creek east of Ellicott Highway on the east, Hanover on the south and Curtis Road on the west.

The Gazette reports more than 600 homes are evacuated and that the U.S. Forest Service has sent a single-engine tanker to help battle the blaze. 

A red flag warning remains in effect for much of southern Colorado through 6 PM.