Gallery: Semis colliding, bursting into flames in Wisconsin pile-up due to ice

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Above video courtesy Gregory Morozov

OSSEO, Wis. (WFRV) – A crash involving dozens of vehicles closed a large stretch of a Wisconsin interstate Thursday morning.

According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, icy conditions from the morning’s freezing rain along Interstate 94 on the state’s western side could have been the factor in the multi-vehicle crash.

Initial reports indicated more than 100 vehicles were involved in the pile-up, but the State Patrol says the number was closer to 40.

One man captured footage, seen in the video player above, seconds before a semi-truck appears to collide with a vehicle causing a burst of flames.

Videos circulating on social media show multiple semi-trailers that have crashed or are in the ditch, as well as a vehicle on fire.

About 5:45 a.m., a semi-trailer apparently slid in the median near Hixton, about 130 miles west of Minneapolis, and caught fire with two cars underneath it. Other crashes and run-offs occurred around the semi-trailer. According to the State Patrol, no fatalities have been reported, and all other reported injuries appear non-life-threatening. As of Thursday evening, a stretch of roughly 30 miles of I-94 remains closed.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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