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Ohio Co. Fire officials investigating car fire

Published: Dec. 4, 2014 at 8:18 PM CST|Updated: May. 19, 2016 at 9:27 PM CDT
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WHITESVILLE, KY (WFIE) - Fire investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a car fire in Ohio County.

Three women were inside the car when it caught fire on Herbert Road near Whitesville Thursday afternoon.

Fire departments from across Daviess County responded to a home in rural Whitesville where a car caught fire.

Fire crews from Fordsville and Whitesville got the call a little after 12:30 pm. They say when they arrived the car was fully engulfed.

The three women who were inside the car say they're lucky to be alive.

Tiffany Nelson and two other women were leaving the house.

Nelson says she tried to turn the car on, when she said it sounded like the battery was dead.

When she tried again, she says the engine went up in flames.

"As we were getting out the vehicle we heard the door lock like the sound of the doors lock and the horns started going off and it just started popping and explode, says Nelson. "I mean it was that fast"

Nelson says if they didn't get out when they did, they would have been locked inside.

Nelson's friend Yalonda Moss was also in the car. and she says she's glad no one got hurt.

"I've never been more scared in my whole entire life and I'm just thanking God that we alive," says Moss. "Like thanking God bad that we alive man."

Fire officials are still investigating how exactly the car caught on fire. They say the house is fine but the car is totaled.

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