DENVER, Colo. (FOX 10) -- Crews in Colorado are battling a huge fire that is burning on the roadway of I-70 in the Denver area.
According to Denver FOX affiliate KDVR, the fire involves several vehicles in the Lakewood area, located west of Downtown Denver, and Colorado Department of Transportation officials say I-70 is closed in both directions, due to safety concerns. Two people were hurt as a result, according to fire officials in the area, and they believe everyone was able to escape from their vehicles.
This was not the only major incident along the I-70 in the Denver area on Thursday. Earlier in the day, FOX affiliate KDVR reported on a crash involving a school bus and a semi-trailer. The crash happened about three miles north of this incident.
I-70 EB/WB: Road closed at Exit 262 - US 40; Colfax Ave. Large vehicle fire. Road blocked both directions for safety concerns. Expect long delays.— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) April 25, 2019
Currently responding to large crash at I-70 and Denver West. Road blocked in both directions and bridge. Please avoid the area. Media: PIO en route. Will update on staging.— Lakewood Police (@LakewoodPDCO) April 25, 2019
Our crews working a multiple car crash on I-70 near Colorado Mills. Several vehicles are on fire, firefighters are working to extinguish the blaze. There are at least two injuries. Several agencies are assisting. Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/XUZygCKRS0— WestMetroFire (@WestMetroFire) April 25, 2019
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This story was reported on from Phoenix.