Downed power line causes small fire along US Highway 40 |

Downed power line causes small fire along US Highway 40

A downed power line near milepost 207 on US Highway 40 caused a small fire Monday afternoon. The incident also caused a power outage for nearly 500 people in Grand County.
Grand County Sheriff’s Office/Courtesy Photo

First responders from Grand County, Granby and Grand Lake responded to a downed power line at around 1:35 p.m. today, according to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. The power line caused a fire around milepost 207 on U.S. Highway 40. Highway 40 is open in both directions.

The Sheriff’s Office updated the post at 1:45 p.m., saying the fire had stopped spreading and caused no evacuations or road closures. The office advises travelers to drive carefully through the area because emergency vehicles remain on the highway.

The downed power line caused power outages for 494 people, mostly in the Hot Sulphur Springs area, according to the Mountain Parks Electric outage map.

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