UPDATE (8:30 a.m.) - The scene appeared to have been cleared by 8:30 a.m., according to CHP.
ORIGINAL STORY: A car fire on Highway 101 in Santa Maria was backing up traffic Tuesday morning.
The fire was reported around 7:50 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the highway near the Betteravia Road offramp.
The California Highway Patrol reports the car to be in the center divider.
A SIG Alert has been issues for the area.