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Ferrari bursts into flames on main Israeli highway

Firefighters on Route 6 extinguish burning sports car estimated to have cost some NIS 800,000; unclear what sparked blaze

A burning Ferrari sports car is seen on Route 6 near the southern city of Kiryat Gat on August 10, 2018. (Israel Fire and Rescue Services Southern District)
A burning Ferrari sports car is seen on Route 6 near the southern city of Kiryat Gat on August 10, 2018. (Israel Fire and Rescue Services Southern District)

A Ferrari sports car went up in flames in southern Israel Friday, snarling traffic on one of the country’s main highways.

Firefighters from Ashkelon extinguished the burning vehicle on Route 6 near the southern city of Kiryat Gat, a spokesman for the Israel Fire and Rescue Services’ southern district said. No one was injured.

It was not immediately clear what caused the Ferrari to catch fire.

As firefighters extinguished the blaze, the northbound lane of Route 6 was briefly blocked, while heavy traffic was recorded heading south as curious passersby slowed to catch a glimpse of the burning sports car.

The car was a Ferrari 458 model from 2012, according to Ynet, and was estimated to have cost some NIS 800,000 ($215,000).

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