Fire shot from glove box after driver pulls over on I-95

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COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. — The driver of an SUV that burned along the side of Interstate 95 Thursday morning said he pulled over because he could tell his vehicle was having mechanical problems.

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Moments after he pulled over, near Southpark Mall in Colonial Heights, fire shot out of the glove box, according to the Deputy Fire Colonial Heights Fire Marshall Joe Boisseau.

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The driver was not seriously hurt. The center lane and right lanes of Interstate 95 were closed at 9 a.m. so firefighters could put out the flames.

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The cause of the fire remains under investigation.