Fire crews responded to a car on fire at Kipp Road and Island Highway earlier this afternoon. (Nicholas Pescod Twitter)

Car catches fire on the highway south of Nanaimo

No injuries after Audi catches fire on Trans-Canada Highway

There were no injuries suffered in a car fire that was extinguished by firefighters south of Nanaimo on Saturday afternoon.

Cranberry Volunteer Fire Department was called out to the south-bound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway at Kipp Road, around 2:30 p.m. after an Audi caught fire, according to Ron Gueulette, Cranberry fire chief.

“There were no injuries,” said Gueulette. “It was in the engine [compartment] where it started.”

The south-bound lanes had to be closed due to how extreme the fire was, according to Gueulette, but they have since been re-opened.

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