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Truck hauling lemons caught fire on I-70, no injuries reported

The crash on Wednesday afternoon temporarily shut down the eastbound lanes but things are back to normal.

GOLDEN, Colo. — A truck fire near the Colorado Mills Parkway exit closed the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 at US 6 near Golden Wednesday afternoon.

The highway has since fully reopened.

A photo from Colorado State Patrol (CSP) showed a large plume of black smoke coming out of the truck, and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) tweeted at around 3:30 p.m. that fire department activity would close the stretch interstate.

It’s not clear what caused the fire, however, CSP said the driver is OK. 

The truck was hauling lemons and because a lot of its cargo spilled on the roadway which took a while to clean up, CSP said.

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Credit: Courtesy CSP

This is near the spot where four people died in a fiery truck crash on the eastbound lanes of I-70 in 2019.

The crash involved a total of 28 vehicles – including four semi-trucks – and forced bridge repairs and a prolonged closure of the lanes.

The truck driver accused of causing this crash now faces multiple charges and is still undergoing the legal process.

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