Crews from the Regina Fire Department extinguished a vehicle fire north of Regina on Monday afternoon that had traffic backed up near the north section of the bypass.
The fire resulted from a two-vehicle crash that happened shortly before 1 p.m. on Highway 11, five kilometres north of the city.
According to White Butte RCMP, a northbound SUV rear-ended another vehicle.
There were two people in each vehicle and all of them got out safely, police said.
Deputy Fire Chief David Kinvig said it took about an hour for firefighters to put out the blaze.
Drivers passing by reported plumes of black smoke from the fire.
An emailed release from the RCMP said traffic was restricted and that drivers should expect delays and reduce their speeds as they pass by.
By 1:30 p.m., crews opened up one lane northbound for cars to pass through.
There weren’t any injuries first reported after the crash.
Police said distracted driving is believed to be a factor.
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