At approximately 1:11 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, a call came into the Manitou Springs Fire Department about smoke and flames near step 1,100 of the Manitou Incline.
With extreme courage, nearby hikers attempted to contain the fire until firefighters could respond. At approximately 2 p.m. 14 Manitou firefighters reached the fire, which was already controlled, thanks to the hikers.
Firefighters began inspecting the area for any hot spots that could flare up. The fire’s cause is under investigation.