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Car catches fire on I-75

Traffic was backed up on Interstate 75 in McDonough Friday when a vehicle caught on fire.

The incident took place just before 2 p.m., on I-75 southbound near the Jonesboro Road exit. According to Henry County Fire Capt. Sabrina Puckett, the car which caught fire was being hauled by a wrecker.

"The car's tire caught fire," she said. "One [fire] engine was dispatched, and was on the scene within 10 minutes of the call to 911."

The fire was extinguished approximately four minutes later. No injuries were reported.

- Jason A. Smith