Phoenix traffic eases on I-17 near Pinnacle Peak Road after car fire

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Traffic in Phoenix was backed up on I-17 near Pinnacle Peak Road due to a car fire Sunday night, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.

"Traffic is being directed through the site in the HOV and left lanes. Please be prepared to slow down and merge over," ADOT said in a tweet at 6:46 p.m. By 7:39 p.m., ADOT confirmed traffic was flowing once again after moving the car that caught fire to the side of the road.

 The Arizona Department of Public Safety described the incident as "a sedan was reported fully engulfed and blocking the center lane."

No injuries have been reported.

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