BLM: Pine Ridge Fire now 10 percent contained

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, as of 7:00am, one lane is open each direction at I-70 Debeque Canyon east of Grand Junction.

Drivers are urged to avoid travel on I-70 between DeBeque and Highway 65 if possible.

Sporadic closers are expected throughout the day. A detour is set up using the De Beque cut-off road and Highway 65. This detour could be closed if the fire crosses I-70.

The fire, burning 10 miles NE of Grand Junction, has burned 12,047 acres and is 5% contained.

KKCO 11 News has calls into Union Pacific and is waiting to see the status of railroad traffic through this area as well.

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 30, 2012 at 09:29 AM
    My Dad works on the railroad, it has been shut down since Wednesday evening.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2012 at 09:38 PM
    Apparently, it's too hard (copy and paste for the latest if the link doesn't work).
  • by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2012 at 07:58 PM
    People are hungry for news. How difficult would it be to call up the fire command, get the gps coordinates for the edges of the fire, and fill in a google map? Not only would you have a good story but you would be doing the public a service.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2012 at 06:19 PM
    Right, breaking news is 12 hrs old. Yes, out of business.
  • by anon Location: gj on Jun 29, 2012 at 05:23 PM
    the simple are easily amused.....
  • by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2012 at 04:55 PM
    I think KKCO went out of business today.
  • by Mark Kaiser Location: Grand Junction on Jun 29, 2012 at 09:37 AM
    The Pine Ridge fire is now over 12,000 acres. One lane of I-70 in either direction is open.
  • by Richard Location: Boston on Jun 29, 2012 at 05:48 AM
    Why is it closed? How long anticipated?
    • reply
      by SueLyn on Jun 29, 2012 at 06:19 AM in reply to Richard
      There is a wildfire. Until the fire no longer poses a hazard to the Interstate traffic.
  • by Ben on Jun 29, 2012 at 02:42 AM
    The end is near! Grab a gal and a beer!
    • reply
      by BigUns on Jun 29, 2012 at 01:58 PM in reply to Ben
      Ben, that is the best suggestion I've heard all week. I'll be doing just that!
  • by Ben on Jun 29, 2012 at 02:41 AM
    The end is near! Grab a gal and a beer!
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