Car fire on Key Bridge closes I-695 inner loop

Blaze follows similar incident on Bay Bridge over the weekend

May 19, 2014|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

A car caught fire on the Francis Scott Key Bridge on Monday afternoon, briefly shutting all inner loop lanes carrying Interstate 695 over the Patapsco River in Baltimore.

Tamory Winfield, a Maryland Transportation Authority spokesman, said the fire — which began around 6:30 p.m. — had been extinguished by about 7:15 p.m., and traffic was getting by despite the right lane remaining closed. The car that caught fire had been removed.

The incident was the second of its kind in 24 hours for the MdTA. A truck fire on the eastbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge closed the span from Sunday evening until early Monday morning.

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