First Alert Traffic: Smoke from vehicle fire caused delays on I-75 for weekend drivers

Posted at 1:45 PM, May 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 12:05:15-04

SUN CITY CENTER, FL (WWSB) - A vehicle fire on Northbound Interstate 75 caused delays Sunday afternoon for weekend travelers.

Florida Highway Patrol reported that the fire broke out just before 1 p.m, at mile marker 246, near the Big Bend Road exit on I-75.

Video from the scene show flames engulfing the front of the vehicle while a dark cloud of smoke billows out the back.

The vehicle was off the road way as the flames burned, but troopers say it was the smoke that was causing delays on northbound I-75. 

No injuries have been reported at this time.

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