UPDATE: MONDAY 3/27/2023 8:02 p.m.
(PUEBLO, Colo.) — PCSO reported on Twitter shortly after 7:30 p.m. that the fire burning off of Mile Marker 108 near Purcell Boulevard was out.
It took multiple agencies nearly four hours to fully put out the fire. At last report, the fire had burned 10 acres, that figure has not been updated by PCSO.
Fire north of Pueblo 75% contained, 10 acres burned
UPDATE: MONDAY 3/27/2023 5:10 p.m.
In an update on Twitter, PCSO said the fire burning north of Pueblo was 75% contained and had burned 10 acres.
Agencies assisting in fighting the fire include Pueblo West Fire, Beulah Fire, Pueblo City Fire, PCSO, Emergency Services Bureau Fire, Rye Fire, West Park Fire, and Pueblo County Road and Bridges.
PCSO said no structures were threatened by this fire, and said it is believed to have started near the interstate and moved quickly east due to strong winds. The cause of the fire has not been determined.
UPDATE: MONDAY 3/27/2023 4:25 p.m.
PCSO said on Twitter that the right lane of I-25 near Purcell Boulevard has reopened, and agencies are continuing to fight the fire.
ORIGINAL STORY: Wildland fire north of Pueblo, lane closed on I-25
MONDAY 3/27/2023 4:19 p.m.
The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) said multiple agencies are fighting a wildland fire north of Pueblo.
PCSO posted about the fire on Twitter just after 4 p.m., and said the fire is currently three acres in size. The fire is southeast of I-25, PCSO said, and the right lane of northbound I-25 is closed at Purcell Boulevard.
PCSO warned that traffic is slowing at mile marker 106, just past the Dillon Drive exit northbound. Avoid the area if possible, and watch for crews and slowing traffic if you have to travel near the fire.
A Red Flag warning is still in effect for Pueblo County until 6 p.m. due to gusty winds and low humidity.