UPDATE: I-70 reopened both directions, fire burns 200 acres

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Officials have reopened both directions of I-70 after they closed it due to smoke drifting over the highway from about noon until 2:45 p.m. Monday.

Mesa County Sheriff's Department officials say the fire that started yesterday near the old Fruita Refinery resurfaced just before noon and jumped from the north side of I-70 to the center median. Officials say the fire burned roughly 200 acres.

A number of different agencies responded to the fire and equipment included a helicopter and slurry plane.

No structures were damaged in the fire.

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