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8:35 p.m.: All lanes of southbound I-25 near Arapahoe Road reopened after a multi-hour shutdown due to a semi fire involving several bails of hay. RTD service was also interrupted but has restarted service in the area.
I-25 Final Update - Southbound lanes of traffic are being reopened at Arapahoe Road.
8:13 p.m.: Southbound I-25 near Arapahoe Road will fully reopen once crews clear the scene. A truck hauling several bails of hail caught fire earlier today, closing the all SB lanes and shutting RTD light rail service in the area. Crews expect to have all lanes and RTD service back open around 9 p.m.
I-25 Next Steps...
- Clear equipment and hay from the trailer.
- Once the tractor is done working, Light Rail will be reopened.
- Hay will be spread on the road to extinguish.
- Hay will be scooped into dump truck and hauled away.
- Truck will be towed.
- I-25 will fully reopen pic.twitter.com/KKynqcBZHM
6:05 p.m.: Crews say they have gotten a handle on a semi fire burning on southbound I-25 near Arapahoe Road. The truck was hauling approximately 200 bales of hay, which quickly went up in flames. SB lanes are still closed in the area.
I-25 Update - The truck fire is under control, no injuries. Approximately 200 bales of hay burning on the trailer and highway. Firefighters are trucking in water from hydrants on Dry Creek Road. Extended closure of southbound I-25 and Light Rail expected. Updates to follow. pic.twitter.com/5jXL9mV8Wm
5:26 p.m.: Southbound I-25 is closed south of Arapahoe Road due to a semi fire. RTD light rail service has been affected in the area.
Southbound I-25 is CLOSED south of Arapahoe Road due to a semi fire. RTD Light Rail is also shut down due to heavy flames. No injuries reported, expect significant travel delays in the area. Firefighters actively battling the fire. pic.twitter.com/oPMiCRPom9
3:50 p.m.: There is a fire in Commerce City that is believed to be at a recycling block near the 5600 block of York St. Authorities haven't provided further updates at the moment. Watch streaming video below.
12:40 p.m.: Traffic is being diverted off of westbound I-70 in the foothills near Golden because of a car fire:
9:51 a.m.: Police say a suspect is in custody and a gun was recovered. No shots were ever fired.
UPDATE: This WAS NOT an active shooter incident. No parties injured, no shots fired. Suspect is in custody and a gun was recovered. Lockdowns are being lifted. No further updates expected. https://t.co/K8q3DFrUag
9:34 a.m.: Police continue to search the area around CU Anschutz for a possibly armed man.
.@AuroraPD officers are in the area of E 22nd and N Ursula St searching for a male possibly armed with a gun. @CUAnschutz and area hospitals are on lockdown as a precaution. Continue to shelter in place. Updates to follow. #CUAnschutz