Flaming car stops traffic on I-59

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A vehicle was destroyed by fire in the southbound lane of I-59 at mile marker 75 Wednesday afternoon. The fire caused closure of the lane for about a half hour.

Firefighters from Southwest Jones were able to contain the fire quickly and traffic was re-opened at around 4:00 p.m.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the blaze.

The cause has yet to be determined.

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