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Car Bursts Into Flames on I-15 in Murrieta

The car was fully involved in flames on I-15 south just south of California Oaks Road when Murrieta firefighters arrived.

A plume of smoke rose as a car was completely lost to fire Tuesday morning on southbound Interstate 15 in Murrieta.

The fire was reported at 10:24 a.m. on southbound Interstate 15 just south of the California Oaks Road exit, Murrieta fire Chief Matt Shobert confirmed.

"The guy was driving down the road and smelled smoke so he pulled over," Shobert told Patch. "The car was fully involved when crews arrived but they were able to knock it out in a few minutes."

The car appeared to be a mid-'90s back Buick sedan or similar model, Shobert said.

Firefighters stopped the spread of flames to nearby brush, the chief said.

No one was injured in the fire, he said.

Traffic on the interstate was slightly impeded, the chief said.

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