Colorado firefighters battled a large grass fire that sparked after midnight Thursday near the South Platte River along I-270, just west of Vasquez Boulevard.
According to the South Adams County Fire Department, the fire has been contained as of 6:14 AM, but is still burning in a wood storage lot.
The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time. There were no evacuations or damage reported to any structures.
Motorists should expect delays, be alert for slowed or stopped traffic, and use extreme caution through the area. Smoke may also be visible.
I-270 EB/WB: Fire department activity between CO 224 and CO 265. Update: Fire visible from road between Vasquez Blvd & Brighton Blvd, causing curiosity slowing. Be aware of equipment adjacent to I-270. https://t.co/9dUFtGibJf
— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) May 21, 2020
Thanks goes out to the many local agencies that responded including Adams County Fire Rescue Administration and South Adams County Fire Department.
No injuries have been reported.
Fire danger will increase again on Friday and Saturday as strong winds and dry conditions linger across several parts of the state including the mountains, valleys, and southern I-25 corridor.
This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available.
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