EDWARDS, Colo. (CBS4) – Interstate 70 has reopened between the Wolcott and Avon exits after a wildfire forced the highway to shut down for several hours. The fire was first reported around 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Edwards.

The Colorado Department of Transportation has closed both directions of Interstate 70 near Avon due to a wildfire in Edwards.

The Colorado Department of Transportation has closed both directions of Interstate 70 near Avon due to a wildfire in Edwards. (credit: Eagle River Fire)

Officials decided to close I-70 because of wind and the fire’s proximity to drivers.

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(credit: Eagle River Fire)

Officials with Eagle River Fire say the wildfire was about four acres and no structures were threatened. The cause is under investigation.

 

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