Images from Chopper11 HD showed smoke, scorched grass and trees down between HWY-70 Business and US-70/Clayton Bypass around 10:30 a.m.
Johnston County Assistant Fire Marshall told ABC11 that a Ford Expedition that was driving down I-40 malfunctioned, sparking small fires along the eastbound lanes of the interstate. No one injured.
Johnston County Assistant Fire Marshall: Moving vehicle malfunctioned sparking small fires along I-40 E. No one injured. Traffic open.— Tim Pulliam (@TimABC11) February 18, 2016
Traffic was briefly impacted due to lane closures at exit 308 and 309 as firefighters put out the blaze.