Car Fire Along I-35 Destroys Vehicle - Causes Traffic Delays on the Highway

(New Braunfels, TX)  --   A fire in the engine compartment of a car eventually destroyed the vehicle yesterday afternoon along I-35. 

The incident began around 5:30pm along the northbound I-35 access road just between the North Y with Business 35 and Kowald Lane. 

The driver later told firefighters that he heard a strange noise coming from the vehicle while traveling on the highway, so he pulled over onto the access road and got out of the car to find the source of the noise. 

But within moments of stopping, the car caught fire and was fully engulfed in flames by the time New Braunfels Firefighters arrived on the scene. 

Crews had the fire out within 10 minutes, but traffic was rerouted for about a half an hour. 

Fire investigators say the car is a total loss.  Crews cleared the scene around 7pm, and no injuries were reported.