The flame, called the Wild Horse Fire, burns in a training area in Fort Carson, Colorado Springs. It has already burned over 200 acres, base officials said.
The Wild Horse Fire does not currently threaten people or property on the base, Fort Carson officials said in a statement on Sunday.
The fire did not start on the base. Fort Carson firefighters believe the fire started on the west side of Colorado Highway 115 and jumped across the highway due to high winds. Now there’s a fire at Fort Carson across the highway.
Because of Colorado’s arid climate, the state is at high risk of forest fires year round. Fires have been particularly common in recent weeks as Colorado is in “various stages of drought,” according to the state. They’re usually triggered by lightning or, in more recent cases, human activity – fireworks and campfires are both causes.