A family, being carved into a nikah from Amarbada in Chhindwara district, narrowly escaped a car fire on Tuesday afternoon. On State Highway No. 22 near Salichouka, the family members of the car ahead of Podar Tiraha saw smoke coming from the engine, stopped the vehicle on the roadside and made a distance from the vehicle. On seeing this, a sudden fire broke out in the car and within few minutes the whole car burned down. The movement of vehicles was affected for about an hour on the route due to the accident.