Car bursts into flames on Highway 84 in Powers Community

By Jeff Daley – email

POWERS, MS (WDAM) - The driver of a 2001 Honda Civic escaped injury late Monday night when his vehicle burst in flames while traveling westbound on highway 84 near the Powers community.

When firefighters arrived on the scene they found the vehicle completely engulfed in flames. They also had to battle several small explosions believed to be coming from the vehicles tires, airbags, and ammunition inside the vehicle.

Both westbound lanes of highway 84 were closed for about 15 minutes while firefighters put the fire out.

No injuries were reported. The vehicle is a total loss.

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