Fire crews extinguish small grass fire in Pueblo Monday


PUEBLO, Colo. — Firefighters put out a small grass fire Monday that burned about two acres in Pueblo.

The blaze, which started at a homeless camp near East Ash Street and South Fountain Avenue – along Fountain Creek, did spread quickly, but did not threaten any buildings, said officials with the Pueblo Fire Department.

Fire crews who responded to the scene said no one was near the fire when they got there. And, as far as they know, no one was injured in the incident.

The fire was completely out by Monday afternoon. Crews on scene said it took about 30 minutes to get it completely knocked down.

There is no current red flag warning in Pueblo, but warm temperatures and dry fuel are a concern in the area.

The Pueblo Fire Department told FOX21 News that it has battled 118 total wildland fire this year – 45 of those just this winter, and half on the Fountain river bottom, where this, most recent fire, also burned.

Compare that to 99 total wildland fires in 2019, 51 of those during winter months.

In the meantime, shelter is available for those in need at the Pueblo Rescue Mission, located at 728 W 4th Street. You can learn more about the Rescue Mission by visiting their website.

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