CHINA — Firefighters battled a vehicle fire Tuesday afternoon that torched a four-door sedan standing in the driveway of a Windsor Road home.

South China Fire Department Chief Dick Morse said crews were still on the scene Tuesday afternoon putting out the blaze, which was near the intersection of Route 3 and Route 32/Windsor Road. The fire was reported around 3 p.m.

Morse said there were no injuries, but he wasn’t sure of the address and didn’t know who owned the car.

“I don’t have any details. It was sitting here in the parking lot and it caught on fire,” Morse said.

Charlie Hartman, of Vassalboro, said she was leaving the nearby Hannaford supermarket when she noticed the blaze.

“I was coming out of Hannaford and there was this tower of black smoke billowing into the air,” Hartman said. “I thought it was a forest fire.”

Hartman said she went over to the house to make sure everyone was all right, and the woman who answered the door told her the car had burst into flames when someone tried to start it. Hartman said she saw a man running from the car back to the house after it caught fire.

The woman told her to get out of area “before the car blows,” Hartman said. As she was leaving she heard pops from the vehicle.

“It looked like fireworks,” she said.

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