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8-acre fire burns near Dillon along I-70

The Straight Creek Fire could cause intermittent closures of the highway through the area, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

DILLON, Colo. — The Straight Creek Fire, burning about two miles east of Dillon, did not grow overnight Saturday as crews continued to make progress on the 8-acre wildfire, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The fire is now 80% contained – with full containment expected by Sunday.

Fifty firefighters made progress and strengthened containment lines and are mopping up through a large amount of dead and down trees in the burn area, according to the Incident Information System

Three engine crews, two heavy helicopters and a light helicopter were working the Straight Creek Fire on Friday.

Additional resources, which included two hot shot crews, were called in to assist. Due to the fire's location near the highway, Interstate 70 could be closed in the area at times. For the latest updates about I-70, visit www.cotrip.org.

RELATED: Crews working to mop-up wildfire that forced evacuations in Jefferson County

The fire was first reported on Thursday, and the cause is under investigation.

It was burning in live and dead spruce and lodgepole pine on the White River National Forest. About 45 firefighters were working the fire on Saturday.

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