GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A semi-truck fire sent up a large, black plume of smoke near Golden and Lakewood on Wednesday afternoon. Colorado State Patrol said all eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near Colorado Mills Parkway – Denver West.
Two lanes were reopened as of 5:15 p.m. The far right lane is expected to be closed for “an extended period” of time.
The truck appeared to be carrying a large load of lemons, possibly thousands of lemons.
It’s not clear what caused the fire. The driver is said to be okay.
Truck Fire Eastbound I-70 Denver West. Complete closure. S1 pic.twitter.com/IS5Oq2QPBK
— CSP Golden (@csp_golden) May 12, 2021
Firefighters appeared to be on the scene.