Fire under control at site of future Air Force Academy hotel
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Firefighters from two agencies got a fire at a building site under control Monday morning.
Crews from both Colorado Springs and the Air Force Academy responded just outside the academy’s north gate at 6:20 a.m. The fire was at the future Air Force Academy hotel and convention center.
The fire response shut down the north gate for nearly two hours during the Monday morning commute.
At 8:10 a.m., the academy said the north gate has reopened, but only to inbound traffic.
The academy broke ground on the project last year, slated to open next year as a 57-acre complex at the north entrance. Once completed, it will include the new AFA visitor center and a hotel and conference center, as well as commercial retail and office space. The facility will be accessible by the general public; the visitor center has been designated an official Colorado Welcome Center. It’s expected to be open in 2024. Read previous coverage by 11 News here and here.
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