Vehicle fire creates traffic jam on U.S. 290

A vehicle was incinerated on U.S. 290 at W. 43rd Sunday afternoon (Christin Yokubaitis/ ABC13 viewer)

July 24, 2011 1:17:38 PM PDT
A vehicle fire on U.S. 290 created a traffic jam for Sunday travelers in northwest Houston. It happened around 1:30pm on U.S. 290 at W. 43rd.

All outbound lanes on 290 were closed while crews worked to extinguish the blaze. Once the fire was under control, one lane opened for traffic to go around the scene.

Traffic was moving freely by 3pm.

The cause of the fire is not known at this time. It is also unknown if anyone was injured.

The vehicle -- believed to be an 18-wheeler or RV -- was completely destroyed.

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