Family escapes vehicle fire on Dayton interstate

A vehicle was destroyed by fire on I-75 NB near the Stanley Ave. exit/Zev Orenstein

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A family escaped unharmed after their vehicle burst into flames on a Dayton interstate on Friday morning.

A vehicle fire slowed traffic on I-75 NB near Stanley Ave. (WDTN Photo/Zev Orenstein)

Authorities say it happened just before 8:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-75 near the Stanley Avenue exit.

The family said they had just bought the vehicle and were driving on the interstate when the vehicle began to smoke.

After pulling over near the overpass from I-75 to Stanley Avenue, the vehicle burst into flames.

The family, which had children in the vehicle, was able to escape unharmed.

The vehicle was destroyed by the fire.

Authorities shut down the right and center lanes of I-75 northbound on the overpass due to the fire. The far left lane was open.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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