Crews put out car fire on turnpike east of Topeka

By Phil Anderson
Topeka Capital Journal - March 13, 2017

A car fire Monday morning has restricted traffic on the Kansas Turnpike on Interstate 70 just east of Topeka, authorities said.


The fire was reported around 9:45 a.m. in the westbound lanes of traffic near milepost 185.


Shawnee Heights Fire District crews responded to the scene and extinguished the blaze.


A couple of lanes of traffic were closed in the immediate area as crews worked to clear the scene. Traffic was allowed to proceed past the fire scene.


The right westbound lane remained closed as smoke continued to come from the burned-out vehicle as of 10 a.m.


No injuries were reported.


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