Mar 3, 2011 7:39 PM by Greg Boyce

Fire destroys mobile home in eastern Pueblo County

An agricultural burn got out of control in eastern Pueblo County and spread fast this afternoon.

The fire burned several acres at Cherry Road and Highway 50 about 20 miles east of Pueblo.  It quickly consumed two storage buildings and destroyed an unoccupied double-wide mobile home.

The Pueblo Rural Fire Department was able to save a hay stack, actually removing several smoldering bales of hay.

Harold Donisthorte was working on a car across the street when he smelled the smoke.  He grabbed a shove and went to work, saving a neighbor's tree.  But quickly the shovel was ineffective.  "Oh it was moving real fast. And I came down and tried to put some of this out, but the dry grass and the tumbleweeds -- It was like I'd throw dirt on it and it would just pop right back up again in flames."

He went back home and started spraying water from his garden hose to keep the fire away from his house.

No one was injured.



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