A vehicle fire was slowing traffic on North Rhett Avenue on Thursday morning in North Charleston.

About 8:15 a.m., a passerby photographed flames around the hood of a pickup truck hauling landscaping equipment.

The blaze was reported on the southbound side of North Rhett Avenue at Remount Road.

The flames were quickly extinguished, but slowdowns because of the fire were still being reported around 8:30 a.m.

Motorists should avoid the area, if possible.

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