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Grizzly Creek Fire Nears 30,000 Acres In Glenwood Canyon

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)- The Grizzly Creek Fire burning in Glenwood Canyon was estimated at nearly 30,000 acres on Friday. The growth for the fire that started on Aug. 10 was only estimated at a little more than 200 acres more than Thursday night.

Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area
(credit: Arvada Fire)

So far, the fire has burned 29,992 acres and is 11% contained. More than 820 firefighters are assigned to the Grizzly Creek Fire. The hope is to have it contained by Sept. 1.

RELATED: Grizzly Creek Fire: 'Days Not Weeks' To Reopen I-70 In Glenwood Canyon

Grizzly Creek Fire
(credit: Arvada Fire)

All lanes and both directions of Interstate 70 remain closed from Glenwood Springs to Gypsum, or mile marker 116-140.

RELATED: Grizzly Creek Fire: New Photos Show A Sliver Of The Damage Done To I-70 In Glenwood Canyon

The Grizzly Creek Fire started on Aug. 10 believed to be human-caused by sparks from a popping tire, dragging chains or a rim along I-70.

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