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Car Fire Slows Traffic on Interstate 380

COVINGTON TOWNSHIP — A car being towed by a tow truck caught fire in Lackawanna County. It happened around noon Friday. Firefighters said a tow truck for ...

COVINGTON TOWNSHIP -- A car being towed by a tow truck caught fire in Lackawanna County.

It happened around noon Friday.

Firefighters said a tow truck for a car auction company was driving along Interstate 380 north, near the Moscow exit, when the car driving behind it noticed one of the vehicles it was towing caught fire.

The driver of the nearby car alerted the tow truck driver, who pulled over.

Crews said they unhitched the car, which then exploded.

Traffic on Interstate 380 was slowed for a time while crews put out the fire. The highway has reopened.