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Cascade Fire still burning

The Cascade 2 Fire continued to burn above No Name today, and remained at 30 acres and 67 percent contained as of 3 p.m.

The fire is burning in the Cascade Creek drainage west of the No Name tunnels. It started about 100 yards off the bike and pedestrian path on the west side of the No Name Tunnels around 9:30 a.m. Monday and quickly traveled uphill in the area of the Cascade 1 Fire that burned approximately 15 acres in the same area in 2000.

A helicopter continued to dip its bucket into the Colorado River and drop water on the fire today. The greatest concern is the danger of falling rock on slopes above Interstate 70 denuded by the fire.



The bike path between No Name and the Vapor Caves remains closed as does the right-hand west-bound lane of I-70.

After a voluntary evacuation Monday, the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park reopened today. The fire came within a half-mile of the park Monday.



Fire officials remain concerned with smoke settling into Glenwood Springs, No Name and along I-70 and urge drivers to exercise extreme caution.

The cause of the fire is unknown and still under investigation by the city of Glenwood Springs and the Upper Colorado agency.


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