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Evacuations ordered for Vision Hills Fire burning north of Pueblo

Fire is 82 acres in size; 80% contained, per fire officials
Pueblo Fire April 5 2024
Pueblo fire
Posted at 12:41 PM, Apr 05, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-05 20:52:24-04

PUEBLO, Colo. — A grass fire burning on the north side of Pueblo has forced evacuations for residents half a mile north of 1945 Overton Road, the Pueblo Fire Department said.

Multiple units are responding. The fire, called the Vision Hills Fire, had grown to 82 acres in size as of 5:25 p.m., the sheriff's office said. It is 80% contained.

The fire is located near the intersection of Jerry Murphy Road and Vision Hills Parkway, according to Tim Trujillo with Pueblo Fire.

Twenty-five homes were evacuated due to the fire, which has been named the Vision Hills Fire. People who were forced to evacuate can go to the Pueblo County Parks Office, located at 1650 Cooper Place, the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office said.

pueblo fire april 5 2024_Pueblo County Sheriff's Office

No structures have been damaged.

Trujillo said a type 6 mutual aid call has been made on this fire and multiple brush trucks from across the county.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Northbound and southbound Jerry Murphy Road/Overton Road from Bluestem to Pinon Road is closed, as well as eastbound and westbound Vision Hills Parkway from Jerry Murphy Road to Castor Drive, the sheriff's office said.

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This is a developing story and will be updated as we learn more. News5 has a crew on the way to the scene.