Car fire that blocked two lanes on I-4 East in Orange County is clear

The fire happened near the exit for S.R. 528

Car fire on Interstate 4 east near the Beachline (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla – A car fire had two eastbound lanes of Interstate 4 blocked near the exit for State Road 528, the Beachline, in Orange County, according to a Twitter post from the Florida Department of Transportation.

Video from the DOT’s cameras showed thick plumes of black smoke billowing into the air from the fire.

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The blocked lanes caused significant backups in the area.

There is no word how the fire started or whether anyone may have been hurt.

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