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I-70 open westbound after RV catches fire, forces closure in Jefferson County

No one was injured in the fire that has closed Interstate 70 westbound at Lookout Mountain.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — An RV caught fire Tuesday morning in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Jefferson County. 

Colorado State Patrol (CSP) said the westbound lane is now open, but the right lane is still closed and there are still traffic delays in the area.

The RV was reportedly unoccupied when it caught fire. The RV rolled into a semi truck, CSP said. The semi's driver was able to get out of the cab safely, CSP said.

A small grass fire also started from the burning vehicle, CSP said. 

The westbound lanes of I-70 were closed at mile marker 256, which is the Lookout Mountain exit, but are now open with one lane.

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