Car Fire at Route 53 Bridge Over Palatine Road

A car fire had traffic backed up on northbound Route 53 from Palatine

back to Northwest Highway about 9:15 a.m. Saturday morning. The car fire

was fully involved and was located right where the onramp enters

northbound Route 53 from eastbound Palatine Road.

No ramps were closed; only the northbound right lane of Route 53 was

blocked. The care fire was knocked down by Palatine Fire Department.

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