At 4:15pm on Friday the Lawrence County Dispatch Center received a 911 call about a vehicle exploding on Lawrence County Road 148. The Smithville Volunteer Fire Department checked in route at 4:17pm.

Smithville Firemen in route to the call described heavy smoke could be seen for miles. The vehicle, a total loss was in the middle of the roadway. Lawrence County Deputies responded to the scene, Dails Wrecker Service of Ravenden removed the vehicle.

Initial reports were that no one was injured and the was no one around the vehicle when the Smithville Fire Department arrived on scene. Smithville was clear at 5:15pm from the scene.