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Highway Reopens In Western Colorado After Tanker Fire

RIFLE, Colo. (CBS4) - A highway on Colorado's Western Slope is reopen in both directions Monday morning after a massive semi tanker fire.

The fire broke out after a crash Sunday night on Highway 13 that took place at approximately 5 p.m.

The tanker rolled on its side and spilled numerous gallons of crude oil.

The resulting fire badly damaged a large portion of the road, and even spread to nearby grass and woods.

The driver managed to escape the wreck.

So far there's no word on what caused the accident.

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