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Car fire slows Hwy 101 traffic through Santa Maria

Posted at 8:10 AM, Jun 01, 2021

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.