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UPDATE: Car fire slows traffic during afternoon commute

Updates with freeway reopened, adds that no one injured

Posted: December 12, 2012 5:01 p.m.
Updated: December 12, 2012 6:46 p.m.

A two-vehicle collision in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Calgrove Boulevard sparked a car fire and jammed up traffic on northbound lanes during afternoon rush hour Wednesday.

Traffic was backed up to Roxford Street following the crash shortly after 4:15 p.m., California Highway Patrol officials reported.

All lanes were shut down for about 10 minutes after two vehicles collided on the freeway, sparking a fire in one of the vehicles, the CHP reported.

No one was hurt in the crash or the fire, a CHP spokeswoman said.

By 4:40 p.m., traffic resumed along the car pool lane, but other lanes remained closed as trucks removed the automotive wreckage.

Traffic was flowing again by shortly after 6 p.m.

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