All lanes of the Long Island Expressway are open at Exit 51 after a car fire on the westbound shoulder of the roadway Sunday morning. Photos from the scene show a sedan engulfed in heavy flames as volunteers with the Dix Hills Fire Department work to extinguish the blaze. Credit: James Carbone

All lanes of the Long Island Expressway are open at exit 51 after a car fire on the westbound shoulder of the roadway.

Photos from the scene show a sedan engulfed in heavy flames as volunteers with the Dix Hills Fire Department work to extinguish the blaze.

The fire was reported about 9:30 a.m. and the occupants escaped from the vehicle, according to Suffolk County Police. No further details were immediately available.

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