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Woman Escapes Car Fire

Friday, February 6, 2009 - 6:59pm

A woman is able to escape a car moments before it burst into flames. It’s video you’ll only see on NBC33. Karen Lacking was heading to New Orleans when she noticed smoke coming out of the vents of her car. Moments later the car caught on fire. It happened on I-10 near the Siegen Lane exit. Luckily a motor assistance patrol driver urged Lacking to get out of the car before it burst into flames. Fire crews and State Police were called to the scene. The car is a total loss, but luckily nobody was hurt.

Lacking is not sure how the fire started, but she had been in an accident just a few days earlier.