Southbound lanes were shut down and traffic was re-routed at U.S. 1, authorities say

A car containing ammunition caught fire during rush hour Thursday on Interstate 95 in Ormond Beach, authorities said.

The fire caused the southbound lanes to be shut down in the area of mile-marker 268. Motorists heading south from Flagler County were rerouted at exit 273 for precautionary reasons, according to scanner reports.

The fire was reported at 5:42 p.m., according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

There was a single weapon inside the car and a small ammo box, said Lt. Kim Montes, a Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman.

"The ammo did go off," Montes said.

There were no injuries reported and two lanes of traffic were reopened shortly before 6:30 p.m., according to FHP.

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