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Grizzly Creek fire update: Wildfire outside Glenwood Springs grows to 6,250 acres

The Grizzly Creek fire outside Glenwood Springs grew to 6,250 acres Wednesday night as Interstate 70 remains closed.

The stretch of highway between Glenwood Springs and Gypsum will remain shuttered until further notice. Independence Pass and Cottonwood Pass also are closed until further notice, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook.

Evacuation orders Wednesday night were lifted for Eagle County residents along Buck Point Drive, but residents will remain under a pre-evacuation order until further notice. Residents in No Name, Lookout Mountain and Coulter Creek areas east of Glenwood Springs were evacuated earlier in the week.

Hanging Lake, the iconic natural beauty near Glenwood Springs, has been closed due to its proximity to the fire.

Drivers can visit www.cotrip.org for road closure information.

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