A car with little traction in a driveway caught fire Tuesday afternoon on the outskirts of Jamestown.
The Fluvanna Volunteer Fire Department responded to the intersection of West Oak Hill Road and Pleasant View Drive around 1:20 p.m. to a report of a car fire. Jerry Raab, Fluvanna assistant fire chief, said the owner of the vehicle got stuck trying to get up the driveway and the car overheated causing a fire in the engine compartment.
Nobody was injured in the fire, which gutted the vehicle including both front tires.
Fluvanna firefighters inspect the damage after spending 30 minutes battling a car fire in Jamestown on Tuesday afternoon.
P-J photo by Mallory Diefenbach
The Gerry Volunteer Fire Department and Ellicott Police Department assisted at the scene.