VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – A Wimbledon, ND man escaped serious injury after the car he was driving ignited into flames on I-94 just before 3 o’clock on Friday, December 29th.

The Highway Patrol said the vehicle started to burn while the driver was exiting off the eastbound lane near exit 290 west of Valley City.

Valley City Rural District Fire Chief Gary Retterath said a gas leak is the preliminary cause of the fire that totaled the 1999 Dodge. The driver was not injured.

Photos by Steve Urness.