Fire crews extinguish car blaze on Highway 401

There were no injuries after a car fire on Highway 401 near Ingersoll, Ont. on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. (Courtesy David Lesser)

Westbound traffic slowed to a crawl on Highway 401 Sunday afternoon as firefighters extinguished a car fire.

Fire crews responded to a vehicle fire on the shoulder of the highway near Putnam Road west of Ingersoll.

Witnesses say many people stopped to assist the car’s occupants, and there were no injuries reported.