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Full containment of Straight Creek Fire burning east of Silverthorne expected Sunday – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-06-13 13:10:56 –

Denver – Crew Straight creek fire Burning off the south side of Interstate 70 between Silverthorn and the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel completely contained Sunday. As of Saturday night, eight acres of fire were 80% contained.

On Saturday, about 50 firefighters made steady progress, strengthening containment lines and clearing large numbers of dead and fallen trees in the burned area. Tue did not see growth overnight on Friday.

fire Occurred on Thursday afternoon And I closed the eastbound I-70 all night. Interstate highways were reopened by Friday morning except for one lane. The CSP said the lane between Silverthorn and the tunnel would be closed.

Areas northeast of the fire, such as the Straight Creek Trail and Tenderfoot Trail Systems, are closed for safety reasons.

Frisco, Silverthorn, Dillon All Enacted Stage 1 Fire Regulations Expected until next week due to fires, droughts and rising temperatures on Friday afternoon.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.



Full containment of Straight Creek Fire burning east of Silverthorne expected Sunday Source link Full containment of Straight Creek Fire burning east of Silverthorne expected Sunday

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