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Vehicle fire slows Highway 97 traffic between Summerland and Penticton

One lane was blocked both ways Sunday afternoon
A car caught fire on Highway 97 Sunday afternoon. (Trish Norman Bicknell-Facebook)

Sunday, 2 p.m.

Highway 97 is down to one lane between Penticton and Summerland after a vehicle fire Sunday afternoon.

The car erupted in flames around 1:30 p.m. north of the Red Wing residences.

Fire was quickly on scene and put it out. By 1:50 p.m., one lane of vehicles was getting through each way. The vehicle has now been towed away. Traffic is heavily backed up in both directions.

Traffic should be getting back to normal by 2:30 p.m.

It’s not known if there were any injuries. The Western will post if there is any updates.

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Monique Tamminga

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Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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