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.
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.