- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

FOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters have contained a grass fire that forced the evacuations of homes east of Colorado Springs.

The fire was reported Monday about 10 miles east of Fountain and near the small community of Hanover.

It burned about 5 square miles, less than originally estimated, and smoke could be seen from Colorado Springs, about 30 miles away.

Hanover Fire Chief Carl Tatum told The Gazette (http://bit.ly/2m44Wqg ) that one vacant home was destroyed in the fire along with several outbuildings.

The fire was fueled by dry grasses, temperatures in the 50s and wind gusts up to 45 mph but firefighters were

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