Firefighters extinguished car fire on 74

Firefighters put out a vehicle fire on Interstate 74 this weekend.

According to reports, police officers and fire personnel were dispatched to mile marker 48 of the westbound lanes of 74 where a blue GMC Yukon was on fire.

The driver told officers she was on her way to Galesburg from Peoria when she smelled something burning coming from her vehicle.

She stopped at a rest area but didn’t notice anything. After getting back on the road she noticed flames and smoke coming from the rear of her SUV.

She pulled over and was able to evacuate the vehicle, which contained four children.The family was transported back to Peoria and no injuries were reported.