Van fire shuts down part of freeway

Firefighters say the driver of the van was going down the freeway when the engine started to smoke.

March 17, 2010 5:00:31 AM PDT
Flames lit up the North Freeway this morning after a van ignited shortly after the engine began smoking. The fire started just after 1am on the North Freeway at Cavalcade. Firefighters arrived to find the van's front half completely engulfed. The driver of that van said he saw smoke from under the hood just before the fire started. The driver wasn't hurt.

Two lanes of the North Freeway were shut down for a while. They have since re-opened.