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Wildland fire reaches 230 acres in southeast Pueblo County

Posted at 4:20 PM, Mar 02, 2022

PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. — A 230-acre wildland fire is burning in southeast Pueblo County, according to the sheriff's office.

It sparked near the 6200 block of Huerfano Road, according to the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, and is therefore being called the Huerfano Road Fire. As of 4:20 p.m. Thursday, the fire was 72% contained.

No structures are threatened, but the fire is burning brush and trees.

The cause of the Huerfano Road Fire is under investigation.

Fire agencies, law enforcement and officials with Pueblo Chemical Depot are at the scene.