Semitruck fire causes long delays on I-25 near Highway 7

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. — A driver escaped without injuries after a semitruck caught fire on Interstate 25 on Tuesday night, North Metro Fire Rescue said.

It happened about 8 p.m. on southbound I-25 near Highway 7.

Officials said the semitruck fire also ignited grass nearby, but crews were able to extinguish it before it could spread.

Traffic backed up in the area for a few miles as crews worked to contain the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.