Crews battle brush fire along Fountain Creek in Pueblo

 Brandon Romero
Brandon Romero (KKTV)
Published: Feb. 22, 2017 at 7:31 PM MST
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A grass fire is now contained after burning several acres along Fountain Creek Wednesday night.

The fire sparked just after 7 p.m. east of downtown Pueblo and burned along the creek before firefighters got it contained an hour and a half later. Flames could be seen for miles.

Crews weren't just battling flames and dry vegetation, but wind gusts up to 25 mph.

"It quickly grew," Pueblo fire Chief Shawn Shelton said.

The East 4th Street bridge was closed while crews fought the fire. It is back open Thursday. A reverse 911 call was sent to residents in the area, but the fire never posed an immediate threat.

Crews remained on scene overnight to monitor possible hot spots.

Firefighters believe a campfire may have started the blaze, but the cause remains under investigation.