JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– The hot weather may have been too much for a Colorado family trying to get out of the Denver metro area on a camping trip. Their van burst into flames as it was traveling up Mount Vernon Canyon on Interstate 70 on Thursday.
Foothills Fire Rescue crews responded to put out the blaze. The fire spread briefly onto grass along the highway before it was extinguished.READ MORE: Judge Rules David Lesh Illegally Used National Lands To Promote Outdoor Apparel Company
One boy was carried from the van and was treated by medical personnel. He is expected to be okay.READ MORE: Denver Weather: Near Record Heat Raises The Fire Danger Monday, Storm Arrives Tuesday
The vehicle towing a camper was consumed by the flames on the side of the road.MORE NEWS: Semi Trailers On Fire At Colorado Springs Goodwill
The family from Centennial was headed to Rifle when they noticed the van’s temperature gauge going up just before the fire began.