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Driver injured after semi crash, fire on I-70

The crash and fire happened shortly before 6 am on Wednesday, according to Colorado State Patrol.
Credit: 9NEWS

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. — A stretch of Interstate 70 was closed down to one lane in each direction in Glenwood Canyon after a semi-truck crashed and caught on fire, according to Colorado State Patrol (CSP).

The interstate was closed down to one lane in both directions for hours, while crews fought the fire and cleared the scene.

The crash happened near No Name just before 6 a.m., CSP said in a tweet.

The driver of the truck suffered significant burns and was seriously injured, according to CSP.

HazMat crews were called to the scene to help clean up a fuel spill, CSP said.

This is a developing situation. This article will be updated as information is confirmed. 

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