At 8:15 p.m. on Aug. 31, the Tonica Volunteer Fire Department responded to a car fire located on Interstate 39, south of Tonica. Firefighters found a car on the side of the southbound lanes totally involved in fire. The occupants of the car were out of the vehicle and uninjured. Tonica responded with a pumper, pumper-tanker and a rescue truck. The Illinois State Police assisted with traffic control and incident investigation, and Tonica firefighters cleared the scene in about an hour.