Norfolk woman escapes car fire

Posted at 10:46 PM, Mar 14, 2015

Norfolk, Va.- A woman escaped a car fire Saturday evening in Norfolk.

Shamika Jenkins was driving home from work around 5 p.m. when she says a man in another car started waving her down.

"He was just saying get out...get out. So I got out," said Jenkins.

Moments later she said the hood of her car burst to flames.

NewsChannel 3 cameras captured the scene right as the fire started, and were rolling as fire crews got there. The fire was put out within 10 minutes.

Jenkins tells NewsChannel 3 that she got out right in time and wants to thank the Good Samaritan who had their eyes on her.

"I just want to tell him thank you . He really was my hero."

The cause of the fire is still unknown.