Mattress catches fire on I-95 by Penn's Landing in Philadelphia

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Mattress catches fire on I-95. Karen Rogers reports during Action News Mornings on May 10, 2018. (WPVI)

It was an unusual sight on I-95 in Philadelphia during the Thursday morning commute.

A mattress lying on the highway caught fire on I-95 southbound by Penn's Landing toward the Walt Whitman Bridge.

Firefighters were called to the scene shortly before 6 a.m. They were able to extinguish the fire a short time later.

Traffic was backed up as crews cleared the scene.

There is no word on how the mattress got on I-95 or caught fire.

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