Car Fire Shuts Down Roosevelt Boulevard Near I-76 - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Car Fire Shuts Down Roosevelt Boulevard Near I-76

SkyForce10 was over the scene as large plumes of black smoke rose toward the sky around 4 p.m. Thursday

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    Car Fire Shuts Down Southbound Lanes on Roosevelt Boulevard

    A car fire shut down southbound lanes on Roosevelt Boulevard near I-76 in Philadelphia Thursday afternoon. NBC10's Matt DeLucia is in SkyForce10 LIVE above the scene.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019)

    Traffic was backed up for miles in the southbound lanes of Roosevelt Boulevard due to a car fire that sent plumes of black smoke into the air late Thursday afternoon.

    The vehicle caught fire on Route 1 southbound near I-76 around 4 p.m.

    SkyForce10 was over the scene as firefighters battled the flames, which backed up traffic on the Boulevard for miles. Firefighters were able to put out the flames around 5 p.m. The vehicle was towed away around 5:30 p.m.

    Firefighters told NBC10 no one was injured. They have not yet revealed the cause of the fire.