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Grass fire burning near Boone in Pueblo County 100% contained

Posted at 1:00 PM, Feb 08, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-09 15:57:30-05

PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. — UPDATE: As of around 1:00 p.m. Friday, crews at the scene say about 100 acres of grass and trees were affected by the fire. There is no cause for the fire at this time.

Burn scar near Boone, CO

A grass fire started near Boone in Pueblo County Thursday.

Pueblo Fire requested aid from both Pueblo County and Otero County.

Boone is not considered under threat at this time. According to the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, several agencies are responding to battle the flames.

The responding agencies:

  • PCSO Emergency Services Bureau
  • Pueblo City Fire
  • Pueblo West Fire
  • Pueblo Rural Fire
  • Pueblo Chemical Depot Fire
  • Transportation Technology Center (TTC)
  • Beulah Fire
  • American Medical Response (AMR)
  • West Park Fire Protection District
  • Fowler Fire Department
  • Rocky Ford Department
  • Manzanola Volunteer Fire Department
  • Ordway Fire Department

According to the agencies, the fire is burning South of Highway 96 and the Town of Boone. The sheriff's office says at this time no structures are threatened.

Just before 2:30 p.m. the sheriff's office says that the fire is 85% contained and has burned about 100 acres. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

They say fire crews will be doing mop up work on the fire throughout the evening. The sheriff's office will monitor the fire overnight.

Crews from the Division of Fire Prevention and Control along with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services teams will work the fire Friday morning.

KOAA will post updates as we receive them.

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