Busy Petal intersection blocked briefly due to car fire

Busy Petal intersection blocked briefly due to car fire
A car fire at Central Avenue and Highway Eleven caused traffic to be rerouted for about an hour Wednesday. (Source: WDAM)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Traffic at a major intersection in Petal had to be rerouted for about an hour Wednesday afternoon after a car being towed by a repo company caught fire.

Petal Police say it happened at Central Avenue and Highway Eleven about 12:40 p.m.

Police say the tow truck driver dropped the car in the intersection after seeing it was on fire in his rear-view mirror.

The Petal Fire Department put the fire out a few minutes later.

No one was hurt.

The scene was cleared about an hour later.

Police say the cause of the fire has not been determined.

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