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Car Catches Fire, Driver Worries About Ammo Inside

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TRI-CITIES, Wash- A car caught fire on Interstate-82 then spread to the brush next to it. Washington State Patrol Troopers say it happened around 10:30 Saturday morning near the Locust Grove exit.

After the car caught fire high winds blew the flames into the brush on the side of the highway. The driver and passengers got out safely, but they were worried that their rifle with ammunition inside would explode.

Troopers say ammunition burning is not as dangerous as you would think.

"The ammunition will just burn until there's no fire power left in the vehicle and it will just burn up," said Trooper Brian Bond, WSP.

Bond says it would have been a different story if it was gun powder. They say it doesn't burn, it explodes. There is still no word yet on what started the fire.