Car Fire Temporarily Closes Highway 70

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A portion of Highway 70 Business East was closed for about one hour early Sunday after a vehicle caught fire.

The fire was reported around 4am near the intersection with Yelverton Grove Road, just east of I-95.

Fire crews arrived to find a BMW passenger car fully engulfed in flames. 

According to the occupants were on their way home from a club when the car caught on fire. They said they had been having mechanical issues with the vehicle.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office assisted with traffic control.