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SPID Traffic Backed Up Due to Vehicle Fire Near La Palmera

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

A driver's car went up in flames at around 5:30 p.m. while she was driving on SPID Tuesday.

The driver said she was driving in front of La Palmera Mall when she smelled smoke and decided to pull over. Minutes later, a fire erupted from the engine block of her vehicle.

The Corpus Christi Police Department had to shut down the freeway for at least 30 minutes, causing a long backup.

Fortunately, the driver managed to escape without injuries.