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Fire burns six acres near Fountain Creek in Pueblo

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Firefighters responded to a fire near Fountain Creek near the area near Jerry Murphy Road and Highway 47 in Pueblo Monday afternoon.

Fire crews said they received their first calls around 4 p.m. The blaze is an estimated six to seven acres in size, but firefighters said they already consider the fire to be contained.

They say winds were favorable, but are still dealing with intense flames. 

No one is hurt. No businesses or homes have been affected.

Fire Captain Woody Percival said, "We're asking everybody to be very diligent with fire safety. Pay attention to red flag warnings. Don't discard cigarettes out your windows especially now and just be very, very safe and aware."

Crews used construction equipment that was already in the area to build containment lines. Fire crews said they expected it to burn about six acres in total.

Pueblo FD has not yet determined what caused the fire.

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