Fire engulfs semi-trucks in Larimer County

LARIMER COUNTY - Fire damaged two semi-trucks that collided on Interstate 25 just across the Colorado/Wyoming state line, causing 20 miles of the northbound lanes on I-25 to be shut down with no alternate route.

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation's website, mile markers 278 through 298 were closed for a few hours due to the incident Tuesday morning.

The Wyoming State Patrol requested the northbound lanes be shut down just before 3 a.m.

The Colorado State Patrol said the only reason for the closure of 20 miles of interstate is because the Wellington exit was the closest location to the crash scene to close the interstate. CSP said they are not aware of an alternate route. WSP did not know how long they crash investigation and crash cleanup would take.

The Wyoming State Patrol said fire damaged both of the trucks and their trailers.

A trucker who drove by the crash reported to 9NEWS that trucks appeared to have burned to the ground.

The Wyoming State Patrol said that description would be an exaggeration in their opinion, but both trucks did sustain heavy damage.

Information about the drivers and if they were injured was not available to the media at the time this article was written.

The Wyoming State Patrol said they are planning on releasing more information about the crash at some point later in the day.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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