Lake Dillon Fire responds to second egg incident this spring |

Lake Dillon Fire responds to second egg incident this spring

Lake Dillon Firefighters quickly reopened Interstate 70, after a tractor-trailer carrying eggs caught fire during its descent to Silverthorne.
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Lake Dillon firefighters extinguished a burning tractor-trailer bearing eggs following its descent from the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel on Wednesday. The truck came to a stop at the Silverthorne exit, leading to brief lane closures on westbound Interstate 70 that evening. While the cause of the fire is not yet known, firefighters suspect that overheated brakes might have been the culprit.

Firefighters responded quickly, putting out the flames on the trailer’s undercarriage before the cartons of eggs were cooked. The driver of the truck reported no injuries.

“We’re pretty well versed in these things; we can deal with them pretty efficiently,” said Steve Lipsher, public information officer for Lake Dillon Fire.

This isn’t the first egg-related emergency Lake Dillon Fire has seen this spring. In March, an overturned truck left a runny mess on westbound I-70, requiring cleanup from crews.

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