FALCON — Following emergency response in the area of Highway 24 for a brush fire, the highway reopened just before 6 a.m. Friday morning after being closed for several hours.
Fire officials gave an update around 7:30 a.m. and said the fire was along Highway 24 between Meridian Road and Falcon Highway. The brush fire was less than 5 acres in size and is now 99% contained with no structures impacted.
The Colorado Department of Transportation tweeted around 2:20 a.m. that the highway was closed at Meridian Road for crews responding to the fire. Later on, the department specified fire activity was between East Woodmen Road and Falcon Highway.
#HAPPENINGNOW: Here’s a look along Hwy 24 (in this video I’m panning from Falcon Hwy on the left to Meridian Rd on the right). It is closed due to a brush fire in the area. Plan alternate routes at this time. https://t.co/tTCWJcjmND pic.twitter.com/1ESTf67VZ3— Jessica Barreto (@BarretoReports) December 4, 2020
There have been strong winds reported in the area Friday morning with speeds up to 19 mph. The highway reopened before 6 a.m. Friday.
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