Fire Along I70

Local News

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Late this morning, members of the Lower Valley Fire district and the B.L.M responded to a fire just north of the westbound lanes of i-70, near mile marker 5.

Officials say the fire was moving pretty quickly, due to wind gusts in the area.

The situation was largely under control within about 20 minutes, although responders still had to deal with some ‘hot spots’ afterwards.

According to authorities, a nearby motorist said a vehicle’s mechanical failure might have contributed to the fire.

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