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Vehicle Fire on Interstate 70 East of Gorham Destroys Car

2-19 Car FireArea emergency personnel responded to a vehicle fire on westbound Interstate 70 at mile marker 179 between Gorham and Balta at just before 8:30 Tuesday morning.

Emergency personnel scanner traffic reported the vehicle, a silver Lexus four-door sedan with Texas tags, was fully engulfed and partially blocked one lane of I-70 for a brief time Tuesday morning. The car was destroyed.

The driver reportedly received minor injuries, but was not transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Russell County EMS, Russell County Sheriff's Deputies, Gorham Firefighters and First Responders, Emergency Management Director Keith Haberer and the Kansas Highway Patrol responded to the fire.

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(Photos Courtesy of Keith Haberer.)

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