WATKINS, Colo. (CBS4) – A grass fire burned more than 100 acres of farmland next to Interstate 70 Thursday morning and forced evacuations.

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Firefighters were working to get the Galambs Fire under control at 6:30 a.m. and several hours later they had it 100% contained.

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The burn area is located between Manilla and Watkins.

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Interstate 70 remained open during the firefight although some lanes were temporarily blocked by firefighting equipment.

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When Copter4 was flying over the scene, smoke was blowing away from the highway and not impacting visibility for drivers.

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CBS4’s Ashton Altieri said conditions are going to be breezy during the day Thursday and temperatures are above normal.

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No one was hurt in the fire.

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