DENVER (CBS4) – Traffic heading south on Interstate 25 near Arapahoe Road was stopped at the start of the evening rush hour on Tuesday because of a vehicle fire.

Officials say the smoke and flames also caused the RTD E, F, R light rail services to be suspended for about two hours. They resumed service at 7:30 p.m.

i25 fire 2 credit nostdy9139 I 25 Southbound Reopened Hours After Truck Fire

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Southbound lanes were reopened just after 8:30 p.m.

The commotion caused considerable backup going northbound.

South Metro Fire reports the truck was hauling hay and came to a “quick stop.” Some the hay touched the exhaust pipe, and caught fire. There are no reports of injuries, but firefighters are working in 100 degree weather.

Comments (2)
  1. What caused the power outage at the same time?

  2. i saw these clowns on the freeway before i passed them. Not a single oversized load sign anywhere to be seen while both of these trucks had their john deers hanging off 3 sides of the trailer and one still had a huge attachment taking up most of the lane next to it. I KNEW something like this was going to happen when i passed.

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