Highway 65 reopens in Mesa County following brush fire on the west side of the highway, deputies say

"Power poles have been involved," sheriff’s office says
Posted at 2:57 PM, Jul 06, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-10 12:56:05-04

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.

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The highway was reopened just after 4:30 p.m. after the fire was extinguished, deputies said.

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