0% Containment Of Fire That Closed Highway 40

A wildfire closed highway 40 for a period of time Tuesday afternoon near the Colorado-Utah border.  A 25 mile stretch of the highway was closed for about 2 hours starting around 4:30 to assist crews with fire suppression efforts, not because of the proximity of the fire from the road. As of yesterday afternoon the fire was estimated at around 200 acres, but according to a member of the Uintah Basin Interagency Fire Center, as of this morning, the fire has increased to more than 900 acres with zero percent containment.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  The wildfire is currently moving away from Highway 40 and Jensen Utah, the nearest town to the blaze, but these conditions could change with a wind shift.

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