RV catches fire on I-40 near Rio Puerco (Update)

Posted at: 04/14/2013 12:29 PM
Updated at: 04/14/2013 6:59 PM
By: Shaun Griswold, KOB.com

One lane is opened on eastbound Interstate 40 west of Albuquerque after a recreational vehicle caught fire Sunday. 

Some lanes are blocked as New Mexico State Police clean up the accident that happened at mile marker 144 around 11:30 a.m.

State police said there were slight issues because the RV had a weapon and ammunition inside the vehicle. 

All three passengers in the RV escaped safely. A mechanical defect likely caused the fire, state police said. 

The RV was from California.

Stay with KOB.com for more on this developing story. 

The following photos from the RV fire were submitted by a viewer Julianna Apodaca-Vote: