GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A brush fire prompted pre-evacuation notices for residents near Glenwood Springs, but that order has since been lifted.

The 113 Fire flared up Wednesday afternoon. It also forced law enforcement to close Interstate 70 in both directions at mile post 114 for about 45 minutes. Eastbound lanes were reopened at around 4:30 p.m. One lane going west was reopened at 5 p.m.

A helicopter was called in to drop water onto the fire. The water was taken from the Colorado River.

Rafters who want to enter the river from the 114 East and travel through the South Canyon area are told to not to do so. Officials say it is impossible for the helicopter to make those water drops if rafters are in the river.

113 Fire (credit: Colorado Department of Transportation)

Glenwood Springs police say the fire is on the north side of the highway.

113 Fire (credit: Colorado Department of Transportation)

Police say the fire is pushing toward Storm King. It’s unclear how big the fire is or what started it.

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