First and foremost no one was hurt. The fire took place at the intersection of Dougherty Ferry and Carmen Rd. in Ballwin during evening rush hour on Tuesday, September 14. Traffic was stopped in both directions until members of the West County Fire Department were able to control the flames. The driver, Jay (first name given only), said he smelt oil, heard a bang and then quickly pulled off the road as flames emerged from the front of the car.