The commute between Melbourne and Ballarat could be much longer for motorists tonight, after a car caught fire on the Western Freeway early this evening.
The fire near Pentland Hills in the Ballarat-bound lanes was reported at 6.09pm, with three tanker units responding to the incident.
VicTraffic maps are currently showing significant delays between the on-ramp at Bacchus Marsh Road and the off-ramp near Mortons Road.
Emergency services have stated the fire is under control.
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