A 50-acre brush hearth shut down Interstate 70 by way of Glenwood Canyon in western Colorado on Monday afternoon, officers stated.
Glenwood Fireplace DepartmentGlenwood Canyon hearth on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020.
The freeway was closed at 2 p.m., and the Colorado Division of Transportation had no estimate on when it could reopen.
The eastbound lanes of the freeway had been closed at Exit 116 at Glenwood Springs and the westbound lanes had been shut down at Exit 133 in Dotsero.
CDOT cameras confirmed heavy smoke alongside the freeway by way of the canyon. Authorities had been calling the hearth the 120 Fireplace, because it began close to mile marker 120.
Firefighters, together with air assets, had been nonetheless responding at 2 p.m.
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