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Update: With fire under control, I-70 westbound at Silt reopens

Staff report
Fire crews knock down hot spots in between I-70 and the railroad tracks just east of Silt Wednesday afternoon. Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, Silt Police Department, Colorado River Fire Rescue, and the U.S. Forest Service were on scene just vefore 1 p.m., and crews quickly contained the fire before it spread to the businesses on the north side of the railroad tracks.
Kyle Mills / Post Independent

Update at 3:10 p.m.: Interstate 70 westbound at Silt is reopened.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office has issued an alert that Interstate 70 westbound is closed at Silt due to a fire.

Colorado River Fire Rescue is already on scene, which they reported as two separate fires at mile markers 96 and 105.

“Multiple crews and apparatus are responding. An all-call page for available off-duty personnel to respond to stations for coverage has been initiated,” CRFR reported in a Facebook post.

This is a developing story. Check back later for more info.

Fire crews stage on the railroad tracks as smoke fills the air just east of Silt Wednesday. Both the tracks and I-70 were closed as emergency responders contained the fire.
Kyle Mills / Post Independent

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