3TV viewer sends in pics of taxi cab engulfed in flames

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PHOENIX - A taxi went up in flames on Tuesday afternoon in Phoenix.

The blaze took place shortly before 1 p.m. in the intersection of 44 th Street and Washington.

A witness tells 3TV fire crews arrived promptly and were able to extinguish the fire. There were reportedly no passengers inside the taxi cab at the time of the blaze and the driver was able to escape uninjured.

The witness tells 3TV the taxi driver told authorities he felt the vehicle become "sluggish" before reportedly smelling smoke.