Vehicle fire closes lane on I-40 EB near Carnuel

Parnall Law News Team

BERNALILLO COUNTY, NM — Multiple agencies were called to a vehicle fire Sunday afternoon on Interstate 40 near Carnuel, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident was reported on the eastbound lanes of I-40, between mile markers 169 and 170, east of Albuquerque. It was first reported by the BCSO at 1:04 p.m., when deputies and first responders had already arrived in the area.

Officials did not specify whether a collision or mechanical problems caused the blaze, but one vehicle had become completely engulfed in flames, prompting the closure of one eastbound lane.

By 1:37 p.m., more than 30 minutes after the initial report, crews had cleared the scene from the roadway and all travel lanes were announced reopened to traffic.

No major injuries were immediately reported.

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