Pickup catches fire on I-70 near Wanamaker

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A white GMC Sierra pickup truck was engulfed in flames on the eastbound side of I-70 between Fairlawn and Wanamaker Sunday afternoon.

The vehicle fire caused traffic on eastbound I-70 to be reduced to one lane up to the Wanamaker exit.

An investigator on the scene told 13 NEWS that the vehicle lost power and the driver pulled onto the shoulder.

The driver said she thought she ran out of fuel and walked to the nearest gas station.

When she returned, the truck was engulfed in flames.

Investigators believe the cause of the fire was a mechanical issue.

The scene has been cleared and traffic is now flowing freely on I-70.

No injuries were reported.