PUEBLO COUNTY — The Pueblo County Sheriff is responded to a reported brush fire in the eastern part of the county, with assistance from rural departments and the Pueblo Chemical Depot.
The fire started near the 3600 block of Bush Road in Avondale around 11:30 a.m. The sheriff's office reports the 2 acre fire was knocked down quickly and no structures were threatened.
Our entire area is under red flag warnings due to extreme wind conditions that may impact electrical lines or other sources of ignition.
Earlier today, the Pueblo County Sheriff's office sent out the following message via Twitter, "With the strong wind and the dry conditions in the region, we urge all residents to refrain from burning or operating any equipment that could produce sparks. Please dispose of smoking material in a safe manner."