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JAMESTOWN – An intense car fire on Route 50 near Van Cobb Road just north of Jamestown closed the roadway for an hour Sunday morning.

State Police Trooper Jake Opala said the fire caused the Kia Optima’s tires to pop and burst its windows. The driver, Andrew Coleman, 32, of Jamestown and two passengers escaped without injury. Opala said the driver was headed south when he encountered mechanical problems.

Firefighters from Fluvanna and Gerry were summoned.