Car fire causes delays on I-25 south of Colorado Springs

Car catches on fire south of Colorado Springs near I-25 on 7/19/19. Viewer photo courtesy Alex S.
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EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - Southbound I-25 was closed for a short period of time Friday night at about 8:15 because of a car fire.

An 11 News viewer sent photos of the blaze just south of the S. Academy exit. Colorado State Patrol is reporting the fire closed down all of Southbound I-25 for about 30 minutes. One lane opened back up at about 8:14 p.m.

The fire did spread the nearby grass and was extinguished.

It isn't clear what caused the fire. No injuries were reported.

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