Semitruck fire closes eastbound I-70 near Colorado Mills

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A semitruck fire closed down the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the Colorado Mills mall on Monday night, the Colorado State Patrol said.

The Colorado State Patrol said the truck was carrying protein bars and there were no injuries. The crash happened just before 11 p.m.

Officials believe the fire was associated with hot brakes, the CSP said.

The interstate reopened about 1:45 a.m.