Two car fires cause closures on I-80 near Colfax |

Two car fires cause closures on I-80 near Colfax

Smoke from a big rig fire on I-80 near Colfax Monday, Oct. 5.
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UPDATE 11:58 A.M.:

The #1 Westbound lane on I-80 is open, according to Caltrans. Please continue to use caution in the area as first responders are still on scene.

UPDATE 11:39 A.M.:

Firefighters have knockdown on the Colfax incident. Mop up will take about 2 hours.

UPDATE: 11:26 A.M.:


Two different car fires caused closures on westbound Interstate 80 Monday morning.

The first, reported at 10:15 a.m., was near the Highway 174 off-ramp. A big rig’s trailer was fully involved, and the fire extended into the vegetation. The vegetation portion of the fire was extinguished around 10:40 a.m.

At 10:45 a.m., another car fire was reported in the area of Secret Town, also on westbound I-80. The fire was reportedly extinguished around 10:56 a.m.

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