CAR FIRE ON THE 401 SLOWS EASTBOUND TRAFFIC

It was approximately 8:30PM tonight, that emergency services were called to the 401 near East Townline Rd in the eastbound lanes for a vehicle fire.

Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services, Northumberland Paramedics, Whitby OPP along with Clarington Fire and Emergency Services all responded to the fire.

Clarington Fire and Emergency Services were the first on scene and quickly extinguished the fire in the engine bay. It is unclear how the fire started.

Two occupants in the vehicle were able to escape without injuries, but were still checked out by Northumberland County Paramedics.

One right lane is currently closed as crews continue to ensure the fire is out, and check for hotspots.

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