Car burns by Highway 101 in Arroyo Grande

A vehicle caught on fire and severely burned near Highway 101 and Grand Avenue Sunday afternoon, according to the Five Cities Fire Authority. 

All of the occupants managed to get out of the car and are okay, fire officials said in a tweet. The blaze spread into vegetation near the highway before firefighters extinguished it.

Authorities closed a section of highway as firefighters tended to the blaze. It is unclear what caused the car to catch on fire.