NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A yellow cab burst into flames in the middle of the evening rush in Midtown East late Tuesday afternoon.

The FDNY was called at 5:44 p.m. to the junction of 48th Street and Madison Avenue after the sport-utility vehicle-style cab caught fire.

A fire engine and truck were called to the scene, and the fire was out by 6:23 p.m., the FDNY told CBS2.

Photos at the scene showed the cab in flames as people and traffic navigated the intersection in the rain, and a charred shell of a cab after the blaze was extinguished.

A taxi caught fire at 48th Street and Madison Avenue on Tuesday, June 16. (Credit: Nick Deyo)

A taxi caught fire at 48th Street and Madison Avenue on Tuesday, June 16. (Credit: Nick Deyo)

There were no injuries in the fire, the FDNY said.

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