A grass fire visible from Interstate 25 north of Wellington closed part of the highway for nearly two hours Saturday afternoon.

I-25 was fully reopened about 4:25 p.m. The fire was burning an estimated 80 to 100 acres about six miles north of Wellington, a town near the Wyoming line. Firefighting agencies were working to contain the fire.

A release at 3:25 p.m. said a large air tanker was en route to assist.





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