UPDATE – 4/11 4:34 P.M.
According to the Pueblo Fire Department, the fire is now 100% contained. No structures were lost, no injuries reported. Some crews are still on scene mopping up, but most have been released.
UPDATE – 7:39 P.M.
Crews are reporting the fire remains at 75% contained. They added fires and smoke may be seen overnight from the area, but crews will be on site. All evacuations have been lifted. No damage to structures or injuries has been reported. The fire is approximately 18 acres in size.
Red Cross also announced the evacuation center at Goodnight Elementary School is now closed. Red Cross volunteers are standing by to help people impacted by the fast-moving brush fire in Pueblo with immediate needs, supplies, and support.
UPDATE- 5:54 P.M.
Fire crews say the Pueblo brush fire is 75% contained. No structures have been lost.
UPDATE – 5:31 P.M.
The Red Cross has opened an evacuation fire due to the fast-moving brush fire north of the Arkansas River & east of Pueblo Blvd. The evacuation center will be at Goodnight Elementary School: 624 Windy Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.
UPDATE: Pueblo Police say City Park is being evacuated after the fire jumped the Arkansas River.
PUEBLO, Colo — Multiple crews are battling a wildfire in Pueblo. It’s located north of the Arkansas River and east of Pueblo Blvd. Crews say calls for the fire started coming in around 3:00 P.M.
Firefighters say it has burned 15 acres between a rural subdivision and the city’s water treatment plant. Some homes were threatened initially, and the PAWS For Life animal shelter has been evacuated. Several homes are on pre-evacuation notice.
Crews say they are concerned by the high winds picking up and say this will be a difficult operation to contain the fire. They added for people to stay away from the area.