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Pueblo grassfire under control, evacuation orders lifted in Belmont neighborhood

Evacuation orders for the 1800-2100 block of Mohawk Road in Pueblo have been lifted after multiple fire agencies worked to get a grassfire under control.

Fire officials say the blaze is at 70% containment as of 5 p.m. after several homes near the fire were evacuated Sunday afternoon.

Earlier update:

The Pueblo Fire Department has clarified that no houses were involved in this fire; crews received an earlier report of a home on fire which was later determined to be false.

The fire began at approximately 2:20 pm. and is at 70% containment as of 5 p.m. and under control. Multiple agencies responded to the blaze that consumed about 6 acres in the Belmont neighborhood, according to a PFD official.

Fire update: wildfire is over 70% contained and is under control. No structures burned. Evacuation is expected to be lifted at 5:45 for residents. Do not drive over fire hoses! #pueblofire

— Pueblo Fire Dept (@PFDPIO) October 20, 2019
No injuries were reported.

Previous story:

Pueblo fire crews are responding to a blaze along Fountain Creek across from the Target that is prompting evacuations.

The Pueblo Fire Department is asking residents in the 1800-2100 block of Mohawk Road to evacuate. They say the “wildfire is growing exponentially with the wind conditions.” They confirmed a house is on fire.

We have a crew headed to the scene.

Please safety and evacuate the 1800-2100 block of Mohawk Rd in Pueblo immediately. A wildfire is growing exponentially with the wind conditions and a home is confirmed to be on fire. #pueblofire

— Pueblo Fire Dept (@PFDPIO) October 20, 2019
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