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Vehicle fire on I-75 northbound causes traffic backup Tuesday afternoon in Catoosa County

Updated: Jun 5, 2019

Georgia State Patrol Trooper arrived on scene of the vehicle fire just after 12:00P.M. Tuesday The vehicle was on the right shoulder I-75 northbound at mile marker 342 just north of the Whitfield/Catoosa County. The trooper did attempt to put the fire out using his fire extinguisher. Shortly after the trooper advised the 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe was becoming heavily involved in flames and that he was shutting down several lanes. Catoosa County Fire Department responded to the fire and quickly extinguished it. Catoosa Sheriff's Office, CHAMPS, and MCCD also responded and assisted with incident. No injuries were reported during the fire. Pictures via GDOT511 Cameras