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Highway 50 back open following reported fire in Pueblo West

A firefighter extinguishing a hot spot at a fire along Highway 50 on March 7, 2021.
A firefighter extinguishing a hot spot at a fire along Highway 50 on March 7, 2021.(Pueblo West Fire Department)
Published: Mar. 7, 2021 at 12:43 PM MST
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PUEBLO WEST, Colo. (KKTV) - A brush fire along a major highway is now under control.

A spokesperson with the Pueblo West Fire Department says a dragging chain or similar is the likely culprit of the blaze, which was reported around 12:35 p.m. Sunday along Highway 50 in the area of McCulloch Boulevard.

According to the spokesperson, the fire was burning in the shoulder on the south side of the highway. The roadway was reopened a little after 1 p.m.

The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Bureau and the Pueblo West Metropolitan District Streets and Roads Department assisted Pueblo West firefighters Sunday afternoon.

There’s still no word on the fire size.

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