Car fire creates backup on Highway 24 in Oakland

A car fire on eastbound Highway 24 in Oakland near Broadway blocked all lanes of traffic early Friday morning, causing a mile-long backup.

According to media reports the car was fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters responded to the scene and doused the fire. The right lane remained blocked as of 9 a.m.

Motorists were advised to expect delays and to use alternate routes to avoid the area.

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There was no estimated time to the full reopening of the roadway as the morning commute wound down.

Check the SFGATE Traffic Page for the latest updates.

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