ALAMO -- Three cars were in a collision on southbound Interstate 680 on Wednesday evening, sending one car up in flames and blocking three lanes of traffic for about an hour.

No major injuries were reported.

A crash involving an electric car and two sedans was reported shortly before 5 p.m., a California Highway Patrol spokesman said. One driver reported that her car was "engulfed in flames," the spokesman said.

Three freeway lanes near Stone Valley Road are blocked with only the far right lane open until about 6 p.m.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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