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HILLSVILLE — Hillsville Fire Department members answered a call on Interstate 77 Thursday that photographer David Young said "was literally a ticking time bomb."
The 11:30 a.m. incident involved an RV and trailer burning near the 19 mile marker.
A member of the Carroll County Sheriff's Office reported from the scene a racing team with a trailer that the racing car and racing fuel inside, Young said.
The deputy told the dispatcher warn the firefighters of what they were facing.
"The traffic was stopped on I-77 South for about 30 minutes so the fire department could do their job, no injuries to anyone, which was a miracle in its on," Young said.
The Virginia State Police are investigating the fire.
The driver of the camper told Young he thought it was a rupture fuel line that caused the fire.