The driver of a black Isuzu Rodeo apparently didn't realize his SUV was on fire as he was driving northbound on the Palisades Interstate Parkway on Saturday afternoon.
"Motorists were telling him his car was on fire and he pulled over," said Nanuet Fire Chief AJ Knapp.
The engine compartment fire was called in at about 3 p.m. and two units from the Nanuet Fire Department responded to the scene near Exit 10.
"It was burning when we got there but we knocked it down quick," said Knapp. The fire was extinguished in approximately 15 minutes.
The driver was the only person in the SUV and he was able to exit the vehicle without injury, said Knapp.
The northbound lane was briefly closed, according to New York State Police, but was reopened by 3:45 p.m.