Bedford County Sheriff's deputies and the Montvale Fire Department responded to a vehicle explosion in Bedford County Sunday.
The explosion took place at 1139 Gross Hollow Road Sunday afternoon. According to the property owner, Joseph Mitchell, he and several other people were target practicing with a rifle when the explosion happened.
Mitchell said he had placed about five pounds of tannerite compound, a compound used in explosive targets, in a 1993 Honda Accord that he owned that was no longer operable. The car was sitting in the middle of a large field on his property. When a bullet struck the car, it detonated the tannerite and caused the vehicle to explode.
Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call about the possible explosion in Montvale around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
No one was hurt in the incident, according to a news release. The explosion caused extensive damage to the vehicle.
No charges have been placed, but the incident is under investigation.