A vehicle fire that spread to the woods along I-95 in Carmel caused headaches for drivers Thursday afternoon.

The fire was about 1,000 yards in length and stretched approximately 500 yards into the woods, the Maine DOT said in a news release just after 2 p.m.

The release said I-95 southbound in Carmel was down to one lane between miles 167 and 168.

At about 2:30 p.m., the DOT said the fire was about 75 percent contained, but drivers were still experiencing delays and being advised to find an alternate route.

Traffic on I-95 south in Pittsfield was also affected by an accident on Thursday.

The DOT just before 10 a.m. reported that a multi-vehicle crash at mile 146 shut down the southbound lanes of I-95.

The road reopened shortly after 11 a.m.

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