Firefighters extinguish a car that was on fire on I-295 entering the city Aug. 14.
Firefighters extinguish a car that was on fire on I-295 entering the city Aug. 14. (Sun photo by Kevin Rector)

A car caught fire shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday on Interstate 295 north just before the road turns into Russell Street in the city, giving off smoke and closing the right lane of the highway, a city fire dispatcher said.

Traffic was passing on the left side and the burning vehicle was on the right shoulder as of about 2:15 p.m., officials said.

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Fire engines 14 and 55 responded to the scene, which was expected to be cleared shortly, officials said.

No injuries were reported.

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