Video: Flaming van narrowly misses responding officer

The vehicle was parked on a steep hill when it suddenly began rolling

By Suzie Ziegler 

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — An officer sitting in his patrol car was nearly steamrolled by a flaming runaway vehicle last week.  

According FOX 16, police and fire departments were called to a vehicle fire Wednesday morning. Dashcam video shows a van – engulfed in flames – parked uphill on a steep driveway. Suddenly, the vehicle starts rolling. 

The officer jumps back in his vehicle and starts to back up as the van rolls down the driveway and across the street onto a grassy area. The officer grabs a fire extinguisher and begins to put out the flames. 

Firefighters soon responded to put out the fire, according to FOX 16. No one was hurt, police said. 

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