SAN DIEGO, CA – The underside of an SUV went up in flames on Interstate 5 in Oceanside on Thursday afternoon after a fuel leak started a fire.
According to CHP, the incident occurred on northbound Interstate 5 near State Route 76 at about 1:25 p.m.
A passerby pulled over by the SUV and discovered that gas was pouring out of the vehicle. The Good Samaritan used a shovel to throw dirt on the fire, extinguishing the flames within ten minutes of the initial report.
It is not clear whether anyone was injured.
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