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Stretch of I-696 WB reopened after vehicles catch fire

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Photo of smoke coming from a tunnel on I-696 from Fox 2 viewer Linda Kubit Photo of smoke coming from a tunnel on I-696 from Fox 2 viewer Linda Kubit
MDOT traffic camera shows a smokey scene at I-696 and Coolidge MDOT traffic camera shows a smokey scene at I-696 and Coolidge
OAK PARK, Mich. (WJBK) -

A stretch of westbound I-696 in Oakland County has reopened after two vehicles caught fire at Coolidge during the Tuesday evening rush.

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Michigan State Police said a car being towed somehow ignited. The flames then spread to the tow truck.

Viewer photos sent to Fox 2 show thick, black smoke coming from a tunnel in Oak Park. An MDOT camera also showed a very smokey scene.

There are no reports of any injuries at this time.

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