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I-70 reopens through Glenwood Canyon; firefighters responding to report of smoke on Cottonwood Pass find nothing, return to base

Interstate 70 is back open through Glenwood Canyon after closing for a short time Monday night for fire activity.

A new fire was reported shortly before 7 p.m. along Cottonwood Pass as well, but Grizzly Creek Fire Incident Management Teamposted an update on Facebook at 7:44 p.m. saying no smoke was in the area.

“Resources on scene of IA near Slaughter Spring Gulch, fire crews have found no smoke and are returning,” the post states.

Closing I-70 allows for helicopters to pull water from the river and fight the flare-up along I-70.

“Additionally, there is increased fire activity west of Bair Ranch and a Type 1 helicopter will be pulling water from the river,” a news release states from Garfield County reports. “Traffic on I-70 will be stopped for bucket operations.”

This is a developing story. Check back later for more updates.


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