Car Fire Snarls Traffic on I-280 in West Orange

There were no injuries reported in a vehicle fire that caused heavy traffic on a highway in NJ Tuesday night.

According to reports, firefighters made fast work extinguishing a fire that ignited a vehicle in the eastbound lanes of I-280 near exit 11 in West Orange just before 6:10 p.m.

Occupants inside the vehicle were able to retreat before flames tore through the engine compartment of the car resulting in a total loss according to officials.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation and no injuries were reported.