FOUNTAIN, Colo — A semi-truck accident along Interstate 25 sparked a wildfire early Tuesday morning near Colorado Springs, according to officials from the City of Fountain.
Out There Colorado reported that crews responded to the crash at about 2:40 a.m.
By then, however, the front end of the truck had already caught fire, and the flames reportedly spread to a woodland area between the interstate and Front Range Road, just outside Fort Carson.
Firefighters from Hanover, Security and Fort Carson fought the blaze until they extinguished it at around 5 a.m.
Officials said that the truck driver sustained only minor injuries and wasn’t taken to the hospital.
No other injuries were reported.
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Big rig wreck ignites Colorado wildfireComment
Not sure that would be considered a “wild fire” if it was extinguished a few hours after it was started.