The outside lane of Interstate 75, just north of State Road 52, was closed for about 21/2 hours Monday morning after a car caught on fire, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. Brenda A. Perry, 19, of Huntsville, Ala., was driving her 1993 Toyota Camry north when she heard a loud sound and saw fire coming from her vehicle, FHP said. She abruptly stopped in the outside lane about 8:15 a.m. and got out as her car became engulfed in flames. The vehicle burned, but no one was injured. Pasco County Fire Rescue determined the fire was caused by a mechanical failure.
JCPenney offers gift cards, workout
JCPenney will provide two high-energy workout sessions at 10 and 11 a.m. Friday in Center Court at the grand opening of the Shops at Wiregrass, at State Road 56 and Bruce B. Downs in Wesley Chapel. Participants will follow the moves of fitness expert Kim Merkel, and the first 100 people will receive a $10 gift card from JCPenney. They can also enter to win a $500 JCPenney Xersion wardrobe makeover.