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Grizzly Creek Fire Doubles in Size

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Published: Aug. 14, 2020 at 8:38 PM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - The Grizzly Creek Fire has now burned over 19,440 acres and is 0% contained.

This fire has created a heavy amount of smoke into the town of Glenwood Springs and beyond.

Mary Cernicek, the Public Information Officer for the Grizzly Creek fire said, “it is definitely a smoky day and we do not see any relief for that in the foreseeable future.”

They have evacuated homes in the No Name and Cottonwood Pass area. I-70 is currently closed because of rocks that have fallen. Fire crews have also turned a section of it into a mobile retardant base for the aircraft to refuel.

At this point no structures have burned and there are no reported injuries.

The American Red Cross has opened an evacuation center for anyone who needs supplies or housing.

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