Interstate 70 might be totally reopened in Summit County in the course of the course of the firefight – CBS Denver

SILVERTHORNE, Colorado (CBS4) – Wildfire in Summit County that resulted in a partial closure of Interstate 70 late Thursday is burning in the area between Tenderfoot Mountain and the Interstate. The battle against the Straight Creek Fire resulted in the closure of I-70 eastbound near Silverthorne and Dillon.

Officials said Thursday night there were no immediate threats to structures.

Three machine crews, two heavy helicopters and one light helicopter were on duty on Friday afternoon.

The fire is estimated to be between 15 and 20 acres and burns in live and dead spruce and rotary pines in the White River National Forest

It is not yet clear how the fire started.

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