A fire briefly forced the Wyoming Department of Transportation to close Interstate 25 between Cheyenne and the Colorado state line on Thursday.

Cheyenne resident Carlos Gonzalez captured some frightening footage of the blaze while driving through it on his way home from Fort Collins. Gonzalez posted the short, 8-second video to his Facebook page along with a caption that read:

Driving to Cheyenne from Fort Collins.. on the highway to hell apparently.

In the three hours since Gonzalez initially posted it, the video has already been shared thousands of times.

As you can easily see from the video, it's certainly no secret why WYDOT made the decision to close the highway. If the smoke wasn't bad enough on its own, I'm pretty sure the heat from the fire and the wind spreading it was making driving conditions very unsafe.

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