Traffic moving following I-10 vehicle fire

Published: Sep. 29, 2013 at 7:03 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2013 at 7:15 PM CDT
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Image source: Scott Ford.
Image source: Scott Ford.
Image source: Scott Ford.
Image source: Scott Ford.

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Mississippi Highway Patrol Corporal Jason Gazzo said traffic is moving after a vehicle fire on I-10 Sunday afternoon caused some delays.

According to Gazzo, the fire happened around 1:30 p.m. after the right rear tire of a vehicle blew out on the eastbound lanes of I-10 near the 58 mile marker in Jackson County.

Gazzo said the driver pulled into the median where the vehicle caught on fire.

"We aren't sure if the tire or something mechanical caught the car on fire," Gazzo said. "The driver came to a controlled stop on the median."

One lane of I-10 east was closed so firefighters could extinguish the fire. Gazzo urges drivers to try their hardest to yield to the right if necessary.

"Whether its yielding to an emergency vehicle or dealing with vehicle emergency always try to pull to the right because when you are in the median the ground isn't level. You don't have a lane. But the right has a lane," Gazzo explained.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured; however the vehicle was badly burned.

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