By Rick Sallinger

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.

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Foothills Fire Rescue crews responded to put out the blaze. The fire spread briefly onto grass along the highway before it was extinguished.

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One boy was carried from the van and was treated by medical personnel. He is expected to be okay.

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The vehicle towing a camper was consumed by the flames on the side of the road.

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The family from Centennial was headed to Rifle when they noticed the van’s temperature gauge going up just before the fire began.

Rick Sallinger