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Vehicle Catches Fire In Fort Pitt Tunnel

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- A vehicle fire shut down the Fort Pitt Tunnels on Sunday night as Steelers fans were trying to get home.

The fire broke out just before 8:30 p.m. in the outbound tunnel.

In a photo, a cloud of smoke can be seen inside the tunnel.

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According to emergency dispatchers, the Fort Pitt Tunnels were closed in both directions while crews removed the vehicle.

Officials said the inbound lanes reopened around 8:40 p.m.

The outbound tunnel reopened just after 9:30 p.m.

Allegheny County officials said it was unknown if anyone was injured or if there was any damage to the interior of the tunnel.

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