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I-70 reopens after RV fire near Floyd Hill

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By Deborah Swearingen

All lanes of Interstate 70 are open Thursday afternoon near Floyd Hill after a burning RV had earlier shut down both sides of the highway.

A 50-year-old male, who has not yet been identified, was the driver of the RV. He was not injured in the incident, according to Trooper Josh Lewis with the Colorado State Patrol. The RV was pulling a trailer of ATVs.

Evergreen Fire/Rescue received a call about an RV engulfed in flames just after noon on Thursday. Other agencies, including Foothills Fire/Rescue and Clear Creek Fire Authority, also responded to the call.

"We've got folks on it," said Jillian Cardona with Evergreen Fire, minutes after word of the fire.

Because the incident was a car fire that did not involve other vehicles, Trooper Lewis said it does not constitute as a crash. The third lane and the shoulder of the interstate remain closed. Lewis did not know what time that portion of the road would reopen, and the Colorado Department of Transportation continues to warn drivers of delays in the area.

No other vehicles were affected by the flames, according to Trooper Lewis. A cause is still under investigation.

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