Central Valley

Car burns along Highway 99 in Modesto

A car parked along the shoulder of the northbound lanes of Highway 99 near the Kansas Avenue offramp in Modesto is engulfed in flames about noon Monday. The flames spread from the car to nearby vegetation but were quickly extinguished when the Modesto Fire Department arrived. The California Highway Patrol said there were no injuries but had no details about how the fire started or what happened to the driver.