Car catches on fire on Cape Lookout back road

CAPE LOOKOUT, N.C. (WNCT) – A stroll along the beach quickly took a turn for the worse for one visitor Saturday.

The Cape Lookout National Seashore posted an image around noon of badly burned Jeep Saturday along the South Core Banks.

The vehicle has blocked the back road at ramp 37B, so officials are encouraging visitors to use the beach to get past it.

Cape Lookout officials said the jeep has been removed, and the back road is once again open at ramp 37B.

No one was injured.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.