Northcreek Fire 100 Percent Contained, Evacuation Order Lifted

A fire burning near Beulah is now 100 percent contained.

Ten homes were evacuated early Saturday afternoon after a fire rapidly ballooned from one acre to at least five.

The fire was first reported around 11 a.m. after a resident noticed smoke near a neighbor's home on the 3900 block of Northcreek Road. Flames were reportedly as high as 6 feet when the first firefighters arrived.

Though the fire wasn't reported until Saturday morning, officials now believe that the fire may have been sparked by lightning Friday night.

Firefighters initially worried that strong winds would cause the fire to get out of control, but say the weather began to cooperate and allowed them to get an upper hand. After quickly spreading early on, the fire has not grown beyond five to six acres as of 3 p.m.

Several agencies responded to assist with the fire. These include: the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, Beulah Volunteer Fire, Rye Fire Red Creek Fire, West Park Fire, Colorado Division of Wildlife and the Bureau of Land Management.

The fire was fully contained at 7:00 p.m. Saturday.