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POMPANO BEACH (CBSMiami) – Traffic was tied up in Broward County after a car burst into flames on a major highway.

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Firefighters were called to the Florida Turnpike at the Sample Road exit in Pompano Beach after car that was being towed caught on fire.

It happened just before 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Video from Chopper4 shows how intense the smoke was as fire crews arrived.

Eventually, the flames were put out by firefighters.

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Florida Highway Patrol says the car was being towed by another vehicle and they do not believe it was occupied at the time of the fire.