Small brush fires burn along WB I-70 near Genesee Park

Some traffic between Lookout Mountain, Genesee
Posted at 3:43 PM, Sep 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-13 19:56:27-04

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – A couple of small brush fires broke out along I-70 near Genesee Park Wednesday afternoon.

The fires were first reported around 2:30 p.m. along westbound I-70 near mile marker 255. Foothills Fire, Genesee Fire and Evergreen Fire were among eight agencies called in to help fight the small fire, which had grown to between 1 and 2 acres in size by 3:45 p.m. and was 30 percent contained.

A spokesperson for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said no one had been evacuated as of 3:30 p.m., but some nearby residents had been alerted to the fire.

Some traffic backups along westbound I-70 from Genesee to Lookout Mountain should be expected through the afternoon.

By 5 p.m., crews were in mop-up mode, and most lanes of the interstate had reopened.

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