Brush Fire Torches Acreage In Fruita, Investigation Underway

Fruita-Dry air and windy conditions caused a brush fire in Fruita to spread quickly, Tuesday, but firefighters are able to extinguish it before it gets out of control. The fire started between Highways 6 & 50 and Interstate 70 near 19 Road at around 11 a.m.

The Lower Valley Fire District responded with 2 brush trucks, a water tender, and a fire engine. They received additional aid from a Grand Junction Fire Department fire engine.

There was no damage to any structures, however some nearby utility poles burned. An investigation is underway to determine what caused the brush fire to start.

Officials had to close the westbound lane of Interstate 70 while firefighters extinguished the flames.

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