Accident and car fire reported on I-475 in Genesee County

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GENESEE COUNTY (WJRT) - (5/2/19) - Police were called out to a crash that sparked a car fire on I-475 in Genesee County.

Police and fire crews responded to a crash that caught a car on fire on I-475 at Hemphill Road in Burton.

It happened Thursday morning between the Hemphill Road overpasses in Burton.

The crash was reported around 8:45 a.m. and fire crews were dispatched a few minutes later. The car was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived.

Authorities could not immediately say whether anyone was injured.

The crash happened near the area where northbound I-475 narrows to one lane for construction. The northbound lanes were closed while firefighters extinguished the blaze and authorities cleared the scene.

The single northbound lane has since reopened.