SUV Goes Up In Flames, Closes Pa. Turnpike

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Flames engulfed a sport utility vehicle on the Pennsylvania State Turnpike, forcing officials to close the highway as they work to contain the blaze.

    A vehicle traveling westbound near milemarker 340 near Willow Grove struck a tree around 11:30 a.m. Monday. Moments later, fire began tearing through the SUV, according to authorities.

    Crews blocked all lanes on the Pa. Turnpike near Virginia Drive while they worked to put out the blaze.

    About 15 minutes later, one lane of traffic could pass.

    By 2:30 p.m., the turnpike was reopened.