Grizzly Creek fire near Glenwood Springs grows to 29,000 acres and is now 4% contained

The Grizzly Creek fire outside Glenwood Springs grew to 29,000 acres overnight — more than 45 square miles — as fire crews achieved 4% containment.

The fire held Tuesday in No Name Creek, remaining at the top of the drainage, Grizzly Creek fire officials said in a news release.

Ridges near Ike and Spruce Creeks in the Bair Ranch area remain of significant interest, and as the fire gets closer, additional fire operations will be deployed to protect those structures, officials said.

There was minimal fire progression near Lookout Mountain, which firefighters had previously targeted for protection efforts.

Crews on Wednesday plan to focus on the completion of fire lines near Windy Point and above the French Creek drainage.

Much of Wednesday’s efforts, however, will come on the south side of Bair Ranch “where fire spotting potential remains high,” officials said.

Xcel Energy will be repairing power poles and infrastructure in Glenwood Canyon to the east of No Name.

Interstate 70 remains closed through Glenwood Canyon and there is no estimated time for reopening.

The Grizzly Creek fire started Aug. 10 and officials have not determined its cause.

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