Fire Destroys Car On I-40

Traffic on I-40 was shut down temporarily Friday morning after a car is destroyed by fire.

It happened near the Bushland exit in Potter county around 8:00. The driver told NewsChannel 10 at the scene that he was alerted to the fire in the rear axle by another vehicle on the road.

The driver was able to pull over and get his family and their pets to safety.

The flames eventually engulfed the car and traffic was reopened after about 30 minutes.