Car fire on the Mitchell

One woman had a close call last evening when her car burst into flames.

According to Fairbanks Fire Department the woman was driving down the Mitchell Expressway when she smelled smoke; she then quickly pulled her vehicle to the side of the road and phoned for help.

Fairbanks Fire personnel were able to extinguish the flames but the car was totaled by the damage.

No injuries were reported in the fire although one lane of the Mitchell was closed to traffic.