Car fire on I-89 in Colchester

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COLCHESTER — A car was destroyed by fire in Colchester this afternoon.

Authorities say they were notified of several reports of a vehicle on fire on I-89 north at around 4:30 p.m.

The Colchester Fire Department was seen actively fighting the fire that was located in the right shoulder of the interstate.

The driver was identified as Tevon Dewyer, 30, of Winooski.

Dewyer told police that his 2005 Subaru Outback began smoking from the engine compartment as he was driving, before it burst into flames.

Police say he was not injured during the incident.

The northbound lanes of the interstate were shut down for approximately one hour while the fire was cleared, and Handy’s Towing removed the vehicle.

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