WATKINS, Colo. (CBS4) – A grass fire burned more than 100 acres of farmland next to Interstate 70 Thursday morning and forced evacuations.
Firefighters were working to get the Galambs Fire under control at 6:30 a.m. and several hours later they had it 100% contained.
The burn area is located between Manilla and Watkins.
Interstate 70 remained open during the firefight although some lanes were temporarily blocked by firefighting equipment.
When Copter4 was flying over the scene, smoke was blowing away from the highway and not impacting visibility for drivers.
CBS4’s Ashton Altieri said conditions are going to be breezy during the day Thursday and temperatures are above normal.
No one was hurt in the fire.
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