Hot roads, hot rods and fire danger

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- 150 acres near Cameo were burned after a car caught fire.

There have been two car fires in a row on the Western Slope, but truckers said it's business as usual. Summertime doesn't slow down work, or traffic on the roads. With dry conditions in much of the state, truckers are aware of the fire danger they can cause.

"Your brakes can get hot, super hot, where it's cherry red, and could potentially start a grass fire or anything on the side of the road,” said Greg Shepherd, truck driver.

Other truckers said electrical issues are more of a concern because diesel fuel isn't easily flammable, unlike regular gasoline.

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