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DENVER (CBS4)– A semi fire shut down all westbound lanes of Interstate 70 early Friday morning, causing major traffic backups for miles. Those lanes started to reopen just before 10 a.m. and all lanes were completely open by 11:30 a.m.

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Copter4 flew over a semi fire in the westbound lanes of I-70 (credit: CBS)

The semi caught fire in the westbound lanes at Brighton Boulevard.

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Copter4 flew over a semi fire in the westbound lanes of I-70 (credit: CBS)

CDOT tweeted an update on the cleanup and reopening of lanes.

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Copter4 flew over a semi fire in the westbound lanes of I-70 (credit: CBS)

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