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Interstate 70 between New Castle and Rifle reopens after truck fire

A reader sent this photo of the truck fire near Rifle that closed westbound I-70 Wednesday afternoon.

A reader sent this photo of the truck fire near Rifle that closed westbound I-70 Wednesday afternoon.

Westbound Interstate 70 between New Castle and Rifle has reopened after being closed because of a truck fire near Rifle, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Westbound traffic was being diverted off the interstate at New Castle and at Silt. The highway reopened at about 4:07 p.m.

An eyewitness reported seeing a semi-truck on fire near the Rifle exit and said it appeared the truck had lost its load down the embankment.