Deputies say they responded to the intersection of 5&20 and Mumby Rd. in the town of Hopewell for a reported vehicle fire a little after 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Upon arrival it was discovered that Francis Ryan, 64, of Hopewell was operating a Volkswagon Jetta, traveling eastbound, when a fire started in the engine compartment.
He was able to safely exit the vehicle and no injuries were reported. However, the Hopewell Fire Department responded to put out the blaze.
A portion of 5&20 was shut down for a period of time while crews worked the scene.
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