Car on Fire on Florida Turnpike in Broward Causes Traffic Backups

Car catches fire in northbound lanes of Turnpike near Griffin Road

Wednesday, May 8, 2013  |  Updated 8:20 AM EDT
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Firefighters extinguish a car on fire in the northbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike near Griffin Road.

Firefighters extinguish a car on fire in the northbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike near Griffin Road.

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A car on fire on the Florida Turnpike in Broward caused traffic backups and delays Wednesday morning.

The incident happened in the northbound lanes near I-595 and Griffin Road shortly before 7 a.m.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames but the fire caused traffic to back up for miles.

It's unknown what caused the fire or whether anyone was injured.

Check back with NBC 6 South Florida and NBC6.com for updates.

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