Car fire causes mile-long freeway backup

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EL CAJON, Calif. — A car caught fire along the Interstate 8 in El Cajon Wednesday morning, causing westbound traffic to back up past state Route 67.

The car bust into flames around 5:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes near Main Street. Two men were seen going back into the burning car multiple times to pull out their personal belongings.

Officers arrived on scene shortly after the fire started and tried to keep the men at a safe distance.

Fire crews were able to knock the fire out quickly.

The two men who were in the car were not hurt.  It is unclear what caused the car to catch fire.

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