A van caught fire near the Highway 526 exit toward Boeing on Thursday morning. (Laurel Cheap)

A van caught fire near the Highway 526 exit toward Boeing on Thursday morning. (Laurel Cheap)

One hospitalized after van fire on I-5 near Highway 526

All southbound lanes were blocked, creating a 4-mile backup which has since cleared.

EVERETT — A person was taken to the hospital and the Thursday morning commute was clogged after a van caught fire on I-5 in Everett.

Shortly after 6 a.m., a van was on fire near the Highway 526 exit toward Boeing. It blocked all southbound lanes on I-5, creating a 4-mile backup. By 6:40, the fire was out and all lanes were open.

The Everett Fire Department said it took a patient to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

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