TRAFFIC ALERT: Car fire shuts down I-45 North Freeway southbound at Airline Drive

Aerial image of I-45 inbound at Airline Drive. (Houston TranStar)

HOUSTON – A vehicle fire has closed off several lanes of I-45 North Freeway at Airline Drive headed outbound Monday morning.

A black Nissan Altima apparently burst into flames on the highway shoulder, according to police.

Two lanes have been blocked as of 8:50 a.m., police say.

No injuries have been reported.

KPRC 2 will bring the latest updates as they become available.


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