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Pre-evacuation notice lifted for wildfire near Glenwood Springs

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. — Authorities closed Interstate 70 west of Glenwood Springs because of a wildfire on Wednesday afternoon.

Source: Colorado Department of Transportation

The Colorado Department of Transportation said the interstate was closed at Exit 109 (for U.S. Highway 6), which is about one mile east of New Castle.

While the interstate was originally completed closed, the Colorado State Patrol said the eastbound lanes reopened about 4:30 p.m.

The Carbondale Fire District said the wildfire is being called the 113 Fire.

The Glenwood Springs Police Department said pre-evacuation notices have been canceled for people living in the area of Amy’s Acres Campgrounds and Mitchell Creek.

Glenwood Springs officials asked people to avoid Highways 6 and 24 to allow emergency crews to keep the are clear for potential evacuation routes.

There is no word yet on the fire’s size or containment status.

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