Evacuation orders lifted after fire in Pueblo


PUEBLO, Colo. — Fire crews in Pueblo evacuated several homes on Mohawk Road in the Belmont neighborhood Sunday.

It was a six-acre fire that pushed people out of their homes. As of 5:15 p.m., it was 70 percent contained, according to Pueblo Fire spokesperson Woody Percival.

Fire crews believe it started near Fountain Creek and the wind took it out of control.

Percival said a lot of homeless people live in the area, but crews are not sure how the fire started.

They ordered evacuations for people from 1800 through 2100 Mohawk Road at 3:30 p.m. The evacuations were lifted at 5:45 p.m.

The video below was taken by Donald Crow, who saw the smoke from the Skyview Apartments.

At 3:30 p.m. fire crews said at least one home was on fire. Then about an hour later, they corrected themselves, saying no structures were burned.

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