Smoke from brushfire shuts down I-25 lanes. This is a different fire from the A Line fire.

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Firefighters take on a grass fire near I-25 and Thornton Parkway. (North Metro Fire Rescue District)

Firefighters take on a grass fire near I-25 and Thornton Parkway. (North Metro Fire Rescue District)

A fire near Interstate 25 has shut down two or more southbound lanes and the Thornton Parkway exit, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

The Thornton Parkway fire is contained and crews were extinguishing hot spots as of about 3:30 p.m., according to the Thornton Fire Department. The fire was initially estimated to be between three and four acres, according to North Metro Fire Rescue District.

A separate fire has shut down RTD’s A Line train service. That fire is about 15 miles east, around 64th Avenue and Peña Boulevard. Bus service is replacing train service between Denver Union Station and 61st & Peña Station, according to RTD.

That fire was extinguished as of about 3:20 p.m. and had caused no injuries, according to the Denver Fire Department. The resumption of train service had not yet been announced.

Below is live video of the Thornton Parkway fire.

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