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News: Crews respond to auto fire on I-70 in Wheat Ridge 

March 27, 2024Accidents In the News

WHEAT RIDGE, CO – No one was injured in a vehicle fire reported at the I-70 East and Ward Road junction Tuesday. 

Wheat Ridge Police confirmed the driver was able to escape the vehicle. They first announced this incident at approximately 4:37 p.m., indicating they shut down most of the eastbound lanes so they, along with fire rescue crews, could assist the victim. 

Closures only lasted about 10 minutes, and all lanes reopened around 4:47 p.m. 

Prior to the vehicle fire, police and fire rescue crews responded to a collision around 11:30 a.m. that also happened on I-70 East near Ward Road. Two roadside workers were hit by a vehicle. They were taken to an area hospital for treatment of serious, non-life-threatening injuries. 

Police shut down most of the eastbound lanes before lifting the closure around 12:50 p.m. 

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