RAW VIDEO: I-80 Blocked In Fiery Semi Crash

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Part of Interstate-80 was closed for several hours Tuesday evening because of an accident.

The crash happened in the westbound lanes of I-80 near the Brooklyn exit.

The state patrol says traffic in the area was backed up because a tow truck was pulling a semi out of the ditch from a previous accident.

A second semi-truck was unable to slow down in time and crashed into another semi-truck.  Both vehicles caught fire.

Officials had to shut down the interstate for nearly four hours to clean up the scene.

Troopers say a semi driver and a woman and two children who were in a car also involved in the crash were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.