It started with a mattress

RHINEBECK — Rhinebeck Fire Department public information officer Henry Campbell said van driver Joseph Umbro of Rhinebeck was exiting Route 9G onto Route 308 at about 10:15 a.m. Monday when he encountered a mattress lying on the pavement. Umbro drove over the mattress, which became wedged under the van and quickly caught on fire, Campbell said.

Umbro safely got out of the van, which was fully involved in flames when firefighters arrived, Campbell said. Route 308 was closed for about a half an hour, he said.