Westbound I-70 reopens after vehicle fire near Golden

GOLDEN, Colo. — Westbound Interstate 70 near Golden was shut down for more than an hour on Tuesday afternoon after a vehicle caught fire.

The incident happened around noon on Tuesday at Exit 259, which is near the C-470 interchange, after an RV that was pulling a Jeep caught on fire, the Colorado State Patrol said.

While the eastbound lanes remained open, the westbound lanes were closed as crews worked on the incident. The highway reopened around 1:10 p.m.

No further information was immediately available from authorities.

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