POMPANO BEACH (CBSMiami) – Traffic was tied up in Broward County after a car burst into flames on a major highway.READ MORE: Parkland first responder weighs in on Uvalde massacre: ‘It’s gut wrenching’
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.READ MORE: Residents fed up with Biscayne Bay parties
Video from Chopper4 shows how intense the smoke was as fire crews arrived.
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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.