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Semi fire shuts down westbound I-70 near Silverthorne for hours

The driver was not hurt.

SILVERTHORNE — The westbound lanes of Interstate 70 were closed for hours after a semi caught fire a couple of miles east of Silverthorne.

The Colorado State Patrol said the truck, which was carrying produce, went up in flames at around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Summit Fire and EMS responded to the scene. The driver was not hurt, but the truck and its trailer were destroyed.

CDOT tweeted at around 9:40 p.m. that the highway had re-opened.

Credit: Colorado State Patrol

The cause of the fire is unknown.