Vernon firefighters hose down a vehicle on Highway 97 south Tuesday afternoon.

Vernon firefighters hose down a vehicle on Highway 97 south Tuesday afternoon.

Vehicle fire sparked on highway

Traffic backed up briefly while crews douse car fire

Traffic was backed up briefly along Highway 97 south just outside of Vernon Tuesday afternoon as fire crews hosed down a Chevy Trailblazer on the side of the highway.

The vehicle was being towed behind a motorhome when it caught fire.

The owner, a south Surrey man visiting the area, was uninjured and his motorhome was spared damage.