A wildfire sparked up over the Easter weekend in Eagle County, Colorado spawning evacuation notices and the closure of I-70 between Eagle and Gypsum. The fire began in an area popular with walk-and-wade anglers as well as boaters called “the duck ponds”. As of this morning, investigators have not identified what started the fire.
A fire has broken out between the Glenwood Canyon and Gypsum near milepost 137. I-70 is closed in both directions with no ETA to reopen. Please avoid the area. Recommend alternate route to the north, H13-H40-H131. @ColoradoDOT @EagleCountySO @Garco911 pic.twitter.com/KtoQSoWq1x
— CSP Eagle (@CSP_Eagle) April 16, 2022
Thankfully the fire was said to be 20% contained by the end of the weekend, after Sunday’s low winds, firefighters were able to halt any more forward progress by the flames.
You can read more about the out-of-season fire, here!