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Vehicle fire causes southbound I-75 road blockage in Charlotte County

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Posted at 12:56 PM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 14:42:29-05

UPDATE (2:30pm): All southbound lanes have reopened at mile marker 155 southbound.
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Drivers headed southbound in Charlotte County Friday experienced backups due to a vehicle fire.

The fire happened near mile marker 154 in Punta Gorda, near the Oil well Road overpass, just before noon Friday. That's after the Tuckers Grade exit (#158).

All southbound lanes were closed for about 45 minutes until one inside lane was opened to allow vehicles to pass. Backups remain in the area.

Live traffic conditions can be monitored on the Fox 4 Traffic page.

No word yet on whether there were any injuries in the fire.