UPDATED (8/19/20 at 10:30 am): Governor Polis has issued a 30-day ban on open fires such as campfires, fireworks and other open sources of ignition as the state battles four separate wildfires.   

The ban does not include home barbecues, camp stoves and approved fire pits.   

The governor said that three out of the four fires were likely caused by human activity.      

The Grizzly Creek Fire is now listed at just over 28,000 acres with 4 percent containment. 

I 70 through Glenwood Canyon remains closed in both directions.  Detours will continue to bring motorist through our area on U.S. 24, Highway 285 and Highway 50.   

The Pine Gulch Fire burning 18-miles north of Grand Junction grew by some 40,000 acres overnight and is now the second largest wildfire in state history at over 125,000 acres.   

Containment remains at 7 percent. 

The Cameron Peak Fire is burning in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest near Cameron Pass and Chambers Lake, is listed today at 16,000 acres.   

The Williams Fork Fire in the Arapaho National Forest in Grand County 15 miles northwest of Fraser, CO., has grown to over 6,700 acres and is 3 percent contained.   

Hazy and smokey conditions continue in our area.  The National Weather Service has issued an Air Quality Alert.