SUV fire causes backup on Interstate 15 near Rancho Bernardo Road

Posted at 4:04 PM, Jun 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-26 19:04:12-04

An SUV fire in the southbound HOV lane of Interstate 15 freeway caused a traffic back-up in Rancho Bernardo Sunday, according to the CHP. No one was injured.

The vehicle became fully engulfed in flames on the right shoulder at about 3 p.m., just south of Rancho Bernardo Road, but the occupants were able to get out safely, the CHP said.

The HOV lane remained open, but traffic was moving slowly through the area and causing a backup on the freeway, according to a dispatcher.