STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A police officer was injured after a Colorado Department Of Transportation snowplow caught fire on Tuesday morning. Steamboat Springs Police and Fire Rescue responded to a vehicle fire around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

(credit: CDOT)

A CDOT snowplow was traveling into Steamboat Springs from Milner on Highway 40 eastbound near Lagoon Court when the truck’s operator reported a fire.

As an officer approached the vehicle, a tire on the truck exploded, injuring the officer. The officer was transported to UCHealth/Yampa Valley Medical Center and was released.