Car Fire Backs Up Traffic on Route 6 Westbound

fire department patchBARNSTABLE – A car fire on Route 6 westbound between exits 7 and 6 stalled traffic in the area beginning at about 3:30 p.m.

Barnstable fire crews responded to find the Chrysler Pacifica engulfed in the breakdown lane.

Firefighters put out the blaze, which had spread to some grass, in a about 10 minutes, according to Barnstable Fire Chief Frank Pulsifer.

There were no injuries to the lone passenger of the vehicle.

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The cause of the fire is still being investigated, but Pulsifer said the fire is believed to be accidental and non-suspicious.

Both westbound lanes were closed for about 5 minutes before one lane was reopened.

Route 6 westbound was completely open around 4 p.m.

Cars heading toward the Sagamore Bridge were stopped on the highway watching fire fighters responding to the blaze, according to one motorist.