breaking news 2COLUMBIA, Mo.– Highway Patrol Troop F has confirmed reports of a car fire on Eastbound I-70 at the 119 mile marker in Boone County,  just west of Columbia, at Highway 40 and UU.

Reports indicate smoke from the fire is obstructing both lanes of eastbound and westbound I-70 and traffic is starting to back up.

Crews are on scene assessing the situation. Details on injuries or extent of damage is still unknown at this time.