UPDATE: West Monument Creek Fire at U.S. Air Force Academy

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  • U.S. Air Force Academy Strategic Communications

The U.S. Air Force Academy re-opens to the public on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, at 5:30 a.m. This includes the Visitor Center, Planetarium and sporting venues. Hiking trails remain closed to all users until further notice.

Individuals are reminded to stay away from the fire area and avoid any interference with the ongoing response. Some road closures remain in effect, and everyone should follow directions from Security Forces. If the situation changes due to the fire or weather, updates will be communicated.

Imagery of the ongoing fire response will continue to be updated here:

Link to U.S. Air Force Academy images:

Link to Colorado Springs Fire Department images and video:

For more information, please contact U.S. Air Force Academy Strategic Communications at (719) 333-7731 or email media.rel@afacademy.af.edu.