Car Fire Shuts Down I-5 Southbound Lanes

SACRAMENTO — Traffic had to be diverted away from Interstate 5 as crews put out a car fire Monday evening.

The Sacramento Fire Department reports all lanes of southbound I-5 near downtown Sacramento were closed and drivers were forced to take Highway 50.

Fuel from the car spread the flames across the road and firefighters had to stop it from entering a storm drain nearby.

No one was injured.

The flames were extinguished around 6:50 p.m.