On the morning of November 8, 2012, Ellicott and Peyton Fire Department responded to a report of a house on fire on Sphinx Court. The first Peyton Fire Engine on scene reported dark smoke coming from the eves of the home. Multiple fire departments responded to assist with the fire. The fire ended up devastating the structure, but thankfully the residents were not at home when the fire started. Agencies on scene were: Peyton Fire Department, Falcon Fire Department, Calhan Fire Department, Tri-County Fire Department, Ellicott Fire Department, Colorado Springs Fire Department, AMR Ambulance, Pikes Peak Fire Association, El Paso County Sheriffs Office, and American Red Cross. A neighbor told me that he saw smoke coming from the home. He went over and searched the home for people and pets, while another neighbor called 911. He was able to rescue two dogs from the burning home. A Peyton Firefighter was knocked to the ground by an explosion near the south side of the home. He was uninjured and able to continue working on scene. The cause of this fire is still under investigation by an El Paso Sheriffs Office Fire Investigator. Ellicott and Peyton Fire Protection Districts are located in Eastern El Paso County, Colorado, serving the Community of Ellicott and Peyton.