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Wildland fire burning west of Pueblo near Highway 96, 96 acres in size, 95% contained

Posted at 1:37 PM, Feb 29, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-29 19:53:26-05

PUEBLO, Colo. — The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) reported it was responding to a brush fire burning west of Pueblo.

As of 3:00 p.m., the sheriff's office says the fire is now 96 acres in size and brought 95% contained. The fire is under control according to PCSO.

The fire is not currently a threat to any structures, and there is no known cause of the fire as of now.

Agencies responding to the Hwy96 W Fire include:

  • Red Creek Volunteer Fire & Rescue
  • Pueblo County Sheriff's Emergency Services
  • Pueblo Rural Fire Department
  • West Park Fire Protection District
  • Rye Fire Department
  • Beulah Fire Protection and Ambulance District
  • Pueblo West Fire Department
  • Pueblo Fire Department
  • American Medical Response

The sheriff's office says Pueblo County resources will demobilize, and the Red Creek Volunteer Fire & Rescue will take command. They are expected to monitor hot spots throughout the night.

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