Crews respond to car fire on Illinois 15
Villa Hills firefighters responded to a car fire on westbound Illinois 15 that disrupted traffic before noon on Tuesday near Belleville.
The car, a Hyundai Sonata, leaked oil onto the shoulder before coming to a stop west of Frank Scott Parkway. It was not immediately clear what started the fire.
A St. Clair County Sheriff’s deputy said the driver was not injured, and there were no other passengers in the car. The car’s engine compartment appeared badly damaged.
Westbound traffic was reduced to one lane, slowing the noontime traffic.