MESA COUNTY, Colo. – Highway 65 was completely shut down in Mesa County Thursday afternoon due a brush fire in the area .
Both the sheriff’s office and the Plateau Valley Fire Department were on scene in the area of Highway 65 at mile marker 47 to respond to a “weed/brush fire” on the west side of Highway 65.
“Power poles have been involved,” Mesa County Sheriff’s Office deputies tweeted shortly before 3 p.m., though they did not specify how power poles were involved.
Grand Valley Power is also responding.
The highway was reopened just after 4:30 p.m. after the fire was extinguished, deputies said.