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Eastbound I-70 in Golden reopens after semi-truck fire

I-70 semi-truck fire in Golden
Posted at 6:34 PM, Aug 31, 2023

GOLDEN, Colo. — Two lanes of eastbound Interstate 70 in Golden are back open after a semi-truck fire, according to Colorado State Patrol.

The highway was shut down at US 6 (milepost 261), and eastbound traffic was diverted onto eastbound US 6.

CSP said the engulfed semi-truck was carrying cardboard. The fire is out and the semi-truck was moved from the roadway. The driver was able to get out, according to the agency.

The first and second lanes are back open, according to CSP.

West Metro Fire Rescue and the Colorado Department of Transportation assisted CSP.

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