HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — A vehicle fire on I-565 shut down both eastbound lanes on Thursday morning, creating a major backup on the interstate.

News 19 crews on the scene spoke with a witness, who saw one vehicle fully engulfed in flames near the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

(Courtesy of Alex Watson)

Multiple engines with the Huntsville Fire & Rescue responded to the scene to put out the flames, while the Huntsville Police Department helped control traffic.

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Traffic was eventually able to flow freely once the scene was clear.

News 19 reached out to officials but at the time this article was published, did not receive a response.