Firetruck responding to call collides with semi-truck on I-76

WELD COUNTY, Colo. — A firetruck that was responding to a call on Wednesday morning collided with a semi-truck on eastbound Interstate 76, the Colorado State Patrol said.

The crash happened on I-76 just west of Wiggins near mile marker 54. The eastbound lanes of the interstate were closed in the area while police investigate.

The interstate reopened around 8 a.m.

It’s unknown how many people where inside the vehicles but there were serious but non-life threatening injuries, state troopers said.

The Southeast Weld Fire Protection District said that the firefighters injured in the crash are “doing well.”

“We would like to remind everyone to please give emergency vehicles space when they are responding with lights and sirens. This is not just for your safety but for ours as well. The crew that was on this engine is doing well,” the department wrote on Facebook.

Authorities said both vehicles were traveling eastbound at the time.