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Crash/vehicle fire closes lanes on I-459S

Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 1:15 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 11, 2022 at 1:52 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A crash and vehicle fire closed lanes at I-459 SB at the Liberty Pkwy exit in Birmingham, according to ALGO traffic crews.

Vehicle fire/accident on I-459S
Vehicle fire/accident on I-459S(ALGO Traffic)

The accident happened around 12:45 p.m.

Captain Bryan Harrell with Birmingham Fire Rescue said a car hauler carrying six vehicles caught on fire. All six vehicles caught on fire as well.

Harrell said the a unit was dispatched because oil was going down the drain.

Irondale and Rocky Ridge assisted in the investigation and cleanup.

No one was injured.

The accident caused a major traffic backup in the area.

Traffic is being diverted right before the accident.

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