FOWLER, Colo. (CBS4) – A controlled burn got out of hand Wednesday evening near the town of Fowler, about 40 miles east of Pueblo.
A hot spot reportedly flared up and spread the fire through a riverbed and grew to approximately 130 acres.
Two structures were at one time threatened by the fire but firefighters from nine agencies were able to contain the fire by Thursday morning.
As of 8:45 a.m. the Fowler Fire was 75 percent contained, according to the Fowler Fire chief. He said hand crews were continuing to work interior hot spots.
It’s not clear who was conducting the controlled burn, or if anyone will be ticketed.
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