Kennewick student escapes as car catches on fire, traffic impacted

Kennewick police and firefighters responded to a car fire on Friday morning.

The car set on fire near South Steptoe Street off of Clearwater Avenue just before 8 a.m.

Southbound Steptoe from Clearwater is blocked off as firefighters are at work.

According to Kennewick police, a high school student was on his way to school when the car started smoking. He made it out safely.

The road is expected to be blocked off for about a half hour.