UPDATE: Fire consumes vehicle on I-77 near Princeton - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

UPDATE: Fire consumes vehicle on I-77 near Princeton

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PRINCETON (WVVA) - Two lanes of Interstate 77 southbound were briefly closed just outside Princeton Monday as crews worked to contain an automobile fire.

The fire occurred just around 1:20 p.m. near the 11 mile marker.

No injuries were reported. The SUV -- which was fully engulfed in flames -- was from North Carolina.

According to an account from a WVVA viewer on Facebook, traffic was backed up to the area of the Athens exit -- Exit 14 -- at 2:15 p.m.

The highway has since been reopened.

Princeton Rescue and East River Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene.

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