Wildfire along I-70 shuts down roadway between Glenwood Canyon and Gypsum


A wildfire shut down Interstate 70 amongst Glenwood Springs and Gypsum on Saturday, according to the Colorado Condition Patrol, but the highway later reopened.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Place of work explained the wildfire, acknowledged as the The Duck Pond fire, commenced in the early afternoon Saturday in the Duck Pond Open up Place region concerning Gypsum and Dotsero. Winds have pushed the fireplace east, and an evacuation recognize has been requested for the Willowstone neighborhood in Gypsum.

At 6 p.m. Saturday the hearth was believed to be about 30 acres.

A pre-evacuation notice has been posted for the Red Hill spot, such as Beacon Highway, Cedar Drive, Strohm Circle, Highland Highway, Sunset Lane and Knob Lane, in accordance to the sheriff’s business. Highway closures also are going on in Gypsum.

The extend of interstate was reopened at about 7:40 p.m., but officers warned if there was a wind change, a street closure would be executed once again.


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