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SUV catches fire on I-10 near Gautier in fender-bender alley

A sport utility vehicle caught fire in a westbound lane of Interstate 10 on Friday, October 28, 2016, on the Pascagoula River Bridge near Gautier.
A sport utility vehicle caught fire in a westbound lane of Interstate 10 on Friday, October 28, 2016, on the Pascagoula River Bridge near Gautier.

Motorists are asked to slow down as they travel west on Interstate 10 around the Pascagoula River Bridge.

A sport utility vehicle caught fire shortly before 3 p.m. It happened between mile markers 61 and 62 near Gautier, according to state troopers.

The fire doesn’t appear to be serious. However, that area of I-10 typically has fender-benders when an accident or other incident occurs in that area, said Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Chase Elkins.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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