Multi-vehicle crash sparks blaze on Coquihalla Highway

Delays are reported between exit 231 and Mine Creek Road, south of Merritt

A vehicle burst into flames on the Coquihalla Highway on Friday afternoon, following a collision.

According to DriveBC, multiple vehicles were involved in the crash that occurred between exit 231 and Mine Creek Road, south of Merritt, at about 3 p.m.

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Traffic is reduced to single lane alternating, causing delays for weekend travellers.

BC Wildfire Service crews responded to the area to assess the vehicle fire and ensure flames did not spread.

Crews are not equipped to extinguish the fire, but can build hand-guards around the area to stop the flames.

It’s not believed the blaze will get out of control, according to the BC Wildfire Service.

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