Car fire causes huge traffic back up on I-55

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by KMOV.com Staff | @KMOV

KMOV.com

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 8:31 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 7 at 8:39 AM

Authorities were battling a fire that broke out inside a car near downtown St. Louis on Tuesday.

What appeared to be red Pontiac Grand-Am caught fire on the ramp at northbound Interstate 55 onto Memorial  Dr. around 7:40 a.m.

It was not known if anyone was inside the vehicle when the fire started.

Traffic was severely backed up on I-55 as crews worked to clear the scene.

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