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Vehicle catches fire near Mascoutah on I-64

Around 3 p.m., Monday traffic on westbound Interstate 64 near the Route 4 exit was slowed down for about a mile after a car caught fire on the shoulder.
Around 3 p.m., Monday traffic on westbound Interstate 64 near the Route 4 exit was slowed down for about a mile after a car caught fire on the shoulder. dholtmann@bnd.com

A fully-involved vehicle fire was reported Monday afternoon on Interstate 64 near Mascoutah.

A four-door sedan was heavily damaged as a result of the fire, and no injuries were reported, according to the Mascoutah Fire Department. The fire was reported about 2:55 p.m. at mile marker 23. The car was parked on the shoulder.

Traffic heading westbound was backed up for nearly a mile as units worked the scene.

Illinois State Police also assisted.

The cause of the fire remains unclear.

Kaitlyn Schwers: 618-239-2526, @kaitlynschwers

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