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Semi-truck Caught on Fire After Crashing Into Gas Tanker

Collision on highway

 At 4:30am this morning, a semi-truck caught on fire after crashing into an unsuspecting gas tanker parked at a pullout on the side of the road on highway 1-20, about 20 miles north of Cody. 

The semi was completely engulfed in flames, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Everything around the accident fell victim to the flames as well. The grass on either side of the road caught on fire, and fences went up in smoke. The road was scorched as well, with black marking the road where the incident happened. The Department of Transportation has not yet determined whether the scorches from the fire have caused significant damage to the road, but the scorch marks resemble a roadside explosion. 

Post Collision
The fire damage on the road after the fires from a collision on highway 1-20 was removed.

The highway was temporarily closed this morning until they opened a single lane for one way traffic at 7:30am. 

Injuries from the individuals involved are currently unknown. This is a developing story that will be updated when more information becomes available. 

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