Fowler Fire Completely Contained

A fire burning east of Pueblo is completely contained after burning about 100 acres.

Crews reached 100 percent containment around 8:30 p.m., about five hours after it was first reported.

The fire started as an intentional agricultural burn about three miles west of Fowler. The burn had been conducted Wednesday and was believed to be out, but strong winds Thursday caused it to flare back up. When it was first reported around 3:30 p.m. it was just 10 acres in size, but rapidly spread from there.

The acreage burned was confined to the property of the man who started the original agricultural burn. His area was not under a Red Flag Warning when he conducted the burn, so he will not be charged.

While firefighters worked, Highway 50 was closed in both directions in the area of the fire. It reopened around 6 p.m.

Two structures were threatened: the land owner's house and a shed. There were no evacuations.

The Fowler Rural Fire District responded to the fire.