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Car fires reported on Highway 99 in Merced County

Car fire slows traffic on Highway 99 in Merced County

A truck was fully engulfed in flames on the shoulder of northbound Highway 99 near Hammatt Avenue in Merced County on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, CHP reported. No injuries were reported.
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A truck was fully engulfed in flames on the shoulder of northbound Highway 99 near Hammatt Avenue in Merced County on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, CHP reported. No injuries were reported.

Two cars on Highway 99 caught fire just before noon in separate incidents, according to California Highway Patrol.

A truck was fully engulfed in flames at about 11:45 a.m. on the northbound shoulder about a mile north of Hammatt Avenue, the CHP said. About 10 minutes later, a caller reported a van caught fire and burned in the center divider north of Plainsburg Road, according to CHP.

No injuries have been reported. Some traffic slowed in the area, CHP reported.

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