Burning Trash Truck Causes Delays During Morning Commute

DENVER (CBS4)– Firefighters rushed to put out a trash truck fire on Interstate 25 near Belleview Avenue during the Wednesday morning commute.

The burning trash truck was reported in the southbound lanes of I-25 about 6 a.m. Fire crews had it mostly extinguished less than an hour later.

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Crews continued to clear debris and removed the truck from the interstate at 10:30 a.m. when one lane was reopened to traffic.

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The fire caused some damage to the barrier and shoulder which will be repaired at a later date.

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Denver Fire investigators say a mechanical malfunction caused the fire.

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