Evacuations ordered due to Stonemoor Fire burning southwest of Pueblo

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The Stonemoor fire burns along Highway 96 west of Pueblo Friday. Colorado Department of Transportation

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Evacuations have been ordered due the Stonemoor Fire burning southwest of Pueblo, according to the sheriff’s office. 

The fire started around 1:30 p.m. in an arroyo southeast of Lake Pueblo State Park. The fire has burned about 137 acres and has no containment. As of 6:30 p.m. Friday, no homes have been lost.

Evacuations

Residents of the nine homes along Highway 96 between McCarthy Boulevard and the Pueblo Reservoir Access Road are under a mandatory evacuation order.

The nearby Nature Center and Raptor Center have been evacuated. 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has evacuated 93 campsites at the Arkansas Point Campground on the south side of Pueblo Reservoir. The Northern Plains Campground and Juniper Breaks Campground on the north side of the park remain open. 

Boaters were evacuated from the Southshore Marina, and no boats are allowed to be launched on the reservoir until further notice. 

Road closures

Highway 96 is closed in both directions between Red Creek Springs Road and Goodnight Avenue.

Juniper Road around Pueblo Reservoir is closed from Juniper Breaks Campground south to Highway 96. The park is currently inaccessible from the south side. Visitors must use the north entrance. 

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX21 News for the latest. 

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