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From the Denver7 news desk: Breaking and developing news on April 19, 2018

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Posted at 5:02 PM, Apr 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-19 21:33:40-04

This is the Denver7 breaking and developing news blog. Throughout the day, this story will be updated with both minor and large breaking news events that our readers care about. Check back as we continue to update this story. 


7:24 p.m.: Police are conducting a death investigation in the area of 37th Avenue and Elizabeth Street, Denver Police say. One victim has been pronounced deceased. 

5:31 p.m.: Westbound I-70 between Loma and Fruita has been reopened in Mesa County, the CSP Fruita division says. 

4:42 p.m.: The fire, now dubbed the Skipper Island Fire, has burned 30 to 50 acres, according to CDOT officials. Officials suggest you use Highway 6 and 50 as alternative routes. 

2:11 p.m.: Westbound I-70 is being closed at Fruita and eastbound I-70 is being closed at Loma due to a brush fire that has recently jumped the road at about mile post 17.2, the Colorado State Patrol Fruita division says.