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Van Carrying Chemicals Explodes, Bursts Into Flames

DENVER (CBS4)- What caused a van to explode and burst into flames on Thursday is being investigated.

The Denver Fire Department says the van caught fire at Gilpin and Alameda.

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(credit: Denver Fire Dept.)

Firefighters say there were propane and Freon tanks inside the van and the chemicals exploded. That blew the panels right off the van.

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(credit: Denver Fire Dept.)

The driver was rushed to the hospital.


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