FOWLER, Colo. (CBS4)– Firefighters battled a wildfire burning near Fowler on Wednesday night that started as a prescribed burn that got out of control.

The fire grew to 100 acres near the rural town in Otero County, southeast of Pueblo. Authorities requested that a portion of Highway 50 be closed.

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A total of nine agencies helped battle the fire that was threatening three structures.

A wildfire burning near Fowler (credit: CBS)

A wildfire burning near Fowler (credit: CBS)

Crews started to get control of the fire about 8:30 p.m.

That area of Colorado is extremely dry, that area was under a Red Flag Warning on Wednesday.

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The prescribed burn was conducted on Tuesday but flared up again on Wednesday.

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