- Associated Press - Friday, October 7, 2016

GORHAM, N.H. (AP) - Authorities say a car fire on New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Auto Road left about 100 vehicles stranded as they were descending from the highest peak in the Northeast.

WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2dYCVhA) a state park official said the fire happened just before 4 p.m. Thursday in the middle of the 5-mile gravel section of the auto road.

The road closes at 4 p.m., so no cars were heading up the mountain. The cars were stuck until about 5:30 p.m.

The park official said that while smoke could be seen from surrounding towns, no one was hurt. It wasn’t immediately known what caused the fire.

Numerous visitors drive up the road, which has no guardrails, from May through October to reach the 6,288-foot peak.

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Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com

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