Car fire on Hwy. 19 near Nanoose slowing traffic

Car fire on Hwy. 19 near Nanoose slowing traffic

Fire has been put out, and the car has been removed

Northbound traffic on Highway 19 is backed up about two kilometres due to a car fire north of the Petro Canada gas station at Northwest Bay Road in Nanoose Bay at about 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16.

The fire has been put out, and a passenger car previously blocking the right lane northbound has been moved out of the lane. Traffic remains congested.

Fire crews and the RCMP are on the scene.

The vehicle that caught on fire was climbing the hill northbound of Nanoose Bay when it burst into flame before reaching the top of the hill near Arbutus Meadows.

The NEWS has no info yet on injuries or the number of people in the car.

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