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All lanes of I-70 back open after wildfire in De Beque canyon

Posted at 12:53 PM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 18:55:28-04

MESA COUNTY – All lanes of I-70 are back open hours after a wildfire shut down the interstate in both directions Tuesday morning.

Firefighters were able to keep the fire away from the highway, allowing it to reopen around 4:45 p.m. The interstate was closed a little after noon.

The fire was reported burning between I-70 and the Colorado River around milemarker 46.