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Big Rig Fire Closes Westbound I-80 Lanes at Colfax

COLFAX -- All traffic was diverted off of westbound Interstate 80 at Colfax after a big rig truck caught fire Monday morning.

The CHP says the fire was first reported around 7 a.m.

Because of the fire, cars were told to get off at Highway 174 and then back on I-80 at Canyon Way. The lanes were closed for most of the day, reopening around 4 p.m.

It was not immediately known what caused the fire, or if anyone was hurt.