Published Friday, June 17, 2022, 2220 PT

A large wildfire broke out on Friday evening at 1814 hours, prompting the closure of the Hwy 50 bypass in both directions at the I.

Credit: Pueblo FD

At the time of the Pueblo Fire Department’s last update at 1814 hours, they stated they had a strike team en route to the scene.

Just after 1900 hours, the fire was said to be contained.

Local traffic in the area was said to be heavily congested.

Fire crews were successful in keeping this fire from extending further into additional surrounding brush.

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