Jeep Erupts in Flames on Eastbound I-70 Near Loma Exit

The Fire Forced a Partial Shutdown of the Eastbound Lanes

LOMA, Colo. - A jeep erupts in flames on Tuesday near Loma, forcing a partial shutdown of Interstate 70.

The incident happened during the afternoon in the eastbound lanes with the Lower Valley Fire District and the Colorado State Patrol responding to the situation.

No determination has been made about the cause of the fire, but officials say as fuel started to leak from the engine, the flames became more difficult to extinguish.

"We were called to a fully involved motor vehicle fire on I-70, upon arrival to the fire the vehicle was fully engulfed. We proceeded to put out the fire, however, the fuel continued to leak and we ended up having to suppress a fuel-fire as well. Out of nowhere, sometimes vehicles have electrical problems that happen, but again, it's hard to determine the cause of the fire", says Thomas Henderson, the Fire Lie utenant on Shift for the LVFD.

No one was injured during the fire.

Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be involved, according to CSP, and no citations were written.

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