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Fruita-area fire temporarily shuts westbound I-70

FRUITA, Colorado – Authorities suspect lighting caused a 35-acre wildfire that forced a temporary shutdown of westbound Interstate 70 near Fruita on Sunday.

The fire started at about 6 p.m. and at one point burned brush in the median of I-70. Crews later contained the flames to the north side of the highway.

No injuries were reported, but a water line and some power lines were damaged.



Authorities say a small structure was threatened but did not burn.

Fruita is about 10 miles west of Grand Junction and 200 miles west of Denver.


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