(CLYDE TOWNSHIP) -- A Jeddo man and his son escaped from their vehicle early Friday morning before it became engulfed in flames. The man was traveling near the 5600 block of Beard Road at around 6:45 a.m. when his son noticed smoke coming from a vent inside the Dodge Ram van. St. Clair County Sheriff's deputies say the two were able to gather some belongings and get out of the vehicle safely just before it became fully engulfed. Beard Road was closed for about an hour and opened back up to traffic just before 9 a.m. The Clyde Township Fire Department put out the fire at the scene.