DOTSERO, Colo. (CBS4) – Report of a new flare up near the Grizzly Creek Fire forced traffic to stop on Interstate 70. The highway had just reopened Monday after being closed for weeks because of the fire.
I-70 EB/WB: Road open between Exit 116 – CO 82; Glenwood Springs and Exit 133 – Dotsero. Emergency operations complete https://t.co/J6UYZpGNHm
— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) August 25, 2020
The Colorado Department of Transportation said the most recent closure was lifted at around 8 p.m.
Firefighters say they believed the new fire was in the Cottonwood Pass area, near mile marker 126.5. However, crews did not find any smoke or fire.