Leesville Road wreck

Though the vehicle was severely damaged no one was injured in the incident.

The Altavista Fire Company responded to a vehicle fire at the intersection of Leesville Road and Wileman Road at approximately 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15.

The driver, Reginald Fox, a resident of Wileman Road, said something in his car popped as he pulled up to the intersection, and when he looked his car was on fire.

Fox said he tried to put the fire out but was unable to. He said he quickly got out of the car once he realized it was on fire and went to a nearby house where he got a fire extinguisher. 

Despite the damage to his car, Fox said he’s just grateful that he wasn’t injured.

“We’re not worried about the car as long as nobody gets hurt,” Fox said.