CHICAGO (CBS) — A construction crew container caught fire near Lake Shore Drive on Wednesday afternoon, forcing the closure of the northbound and southbound lanes downtown.

The Fire Department said wooden pallets were burning at 195 N. Harbor Dr., prompting a call for a still-and-box alarm and an EMS Plan 1 just before 2 p.m. Black smoke was seen rising over Lake Shore Drive where it swings to the west at Randolph Drive.

A photo tweeted by the Fire Department showed smoke coming from a large dumpster at the base of the high-rise at 195 N. Harbor Dr.

Lake Shore Drive was blocked in both directions between Monroe Drive and Illinois Street because of the fire. The road was reopened after the fire department put out the smoky blaze.