Crews making significant progress on Skipper Island Fire near Fruita
MESA COUNTY, Colo. -- Firefighters are nearing full containment of a fire that closed Interstate 70 near Fruita earlier this week. The town is between Grand Junction and the Utah-Colorado border. The Skipper Island Fire is 100 percent contained north of the interstate. It is 70 percent contained to the south of the highway, according to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.