RTD light rail lines reopen after fuel tanker fire

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — A fuel tanker fire on Interstate 25 near the Denver Tech Center shut down some of RTD’s light rail lines for a period of time Wednesday.

The fire closed the E, F and R light rail lines between the Southmoor and Dry Creek stations for several hours, according to RTD. The tracks reopened around 3:20 p.m.

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There was no damage to any of the tracks. Originally, South Metro Fire said the fire had melted some of the tracks, but that was not the case.

The fire shut down I-25 in both directions between Orchard Road and Belleview Avenue around noon.

The driver was taken to Swedish Medical Center with unknown injuries.

The Colorado Department of Transportation hopes to have all lanes reopened by the Thursday morning commute.

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