Semi Bursts Into Flames On I-70

GEORGETOWN, Colo. (CBS4)– A semi burst into flames on Interstate 70 which caused some big traffic tie-ups on Thursday.

Traffic cameras from the Colorado Department of Transportation show what was left of the cab, a charred mess, and the trailer, damaged by the fire.

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(credit: CDOT)

The fire broke out just before noon in the eastbound lanes of I-70 near the Georgetown exit.

Those lanes were closed for about an hour and a half until crews were able to remove the semi from I-70.

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(credit: CDOT)

What caused the fire is being investigated.

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(credit: CDOT)

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