A man was driving down Highway 6 & 50 toward Fruita when his car started smoking near 21 and a half road.
He pulled over, and got out before his engine compartment caught on fire.
Grand Junction fire crews arrived and quickly put it out. The cause of the fire is unknown.
The Fire Department said it didn't start because of any wrong doing from the driver.
The 1996 Ford Mustang is totaled.