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Dick Van Dyke ‘fine’ after rescue from his burning car

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    Dick Van Dyke

LOS ANGELES – Dick Van Dyke was pulled from his burning sports car this afternoon after it caught fire on the 101 Freeway in Calabasas, according to California Highway Patrol officials and his personal Twitter account.

Although the agency did not identify Van Dyke by name, he and his wife both tweeted photos of the scorched vehicle.

“He’s fine thank God!!” Arlene Van Dyke wrote.

California Highway Patrol responded to a report of a burning vehicle on the right shoulder of the eastbound 101 Freeway near Parkway Calabasas about 2 p.m., according to the agency’s incident log. The log noted that the driver was still inside, possibly unaware that the vehicle was on fire.

Two off-duty nurses apparently went to the aid of the driver, according to the log.

Two eastbound lanes of the freeway were briefly closed.

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