The Wheat Ridge Police Department stated that the semi-truck fire is located at I-70 and Highway 58.
Eastbound lanes of I-70 have closed due to a semi-truck fire, according to reports by the Wheat Ridge Police Department (WRPD).
The WRPD tweeted about the highway closure around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Truck fire on I-70 EB at 58th. Traffic being rerouted. Please avoid the area if possible. WRPD on scene. pic.twitter.com/kMbBCLqYVw— Wheat Ridge Police (@WheatRidgePD) February 13, 2020
Traffic is being rerouted and the police department is encouraging drivers to avoid the area, if possible. The fire is located at I-70 and Highway 58, and Youngfield Street is also currently closed.
Our crews, with help from @ArvadaFire, working on a semi-truck fire on eastbound I-70 near the Highway 58 ramp. Fire is out, no injuries. Extensive cleanup needed for leaking diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid. No time frame on when road will reopen. pic.twitter.com/nW545bXhcy— WestMetroFire (@WestMetroFire) February 13, 2020
According to the police, fuel and hydraulic fluid spilled as a result of the crash. No injuries have been reported.
It's not known when the road will reopen.