August 5, 2014 2:59 pm

Vehicle burns on Portage Avenue in downtown Winnipeg

Courtesy of Tesfaye Tebege / Global News

WINNIPEG – Traffic came to a halt on Portage Avenue in downtown Winnipeg when a vehicle caught fire at about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.

The driver ran as soon as the vehicle caught fire, reports from the scene said. Portage Avenue was closed briefly while firefighters extinguished the blaze.

The burned-out vehicle was hung up on the median in the centre of Portage at Carlton Street.

One lane of traffic in each direction was reopened shortly after 1 p.m.

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