Fire in South Canyon Closes I70 Wednesday

Aug 5, 2020

A wildfire in South Canyon has closed I70 in both directions from Dotsero through South Canyon. Those traveling west from Eagle are asked not to use Cottonwood Pass due to roadwork in the area.  Firefighters responded to the blaze Wednesday afternoon. As of 6 PM Wednesday, the fire was at 40 acres.  KDNK's Kathleen Shannon has this report. 

Update 8:02 PM Wednesday 8/5/2020:  I70 is open in both directions from Dotsero to New Castle except for one lane for about a mile west of West Glenwood Springs. Firefighters need room to move. 

"111Fire" in South Canyon, August 5, 2020.
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