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Fair Lawn Police Officer Alerts Unaware Driver that Vehicle is on Fire

By MARTIN PELTA, Senior Correspondent | July 04, 2019 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 070619103

Fair Lawn, NJ - On July 4th at approximately 3:20 P.M., a car being driven by an elderly man was traveling westbound on Morlot Avenue when it suddenly caught fire. Driving behind the elderly man was Fair Lawn Police Officer Luke Hintzen who observed the flames coming from the bottom of the car. Officer Hintzen quickly pulled the vehicle over and removed the driver, who was unaware that his car was on fire. Heavy flames took control of the vehicle shortly after. Fair Lawn Fire Companies 1 and 3, under the command of Assistant Chief Steve Sulcov, responded to the scene and quickly extinguished the fire, which completely destroyed the car. Fair Lawn Vol. Ambulance Corps responded to check out the driver, who was uninjured but shaken up a bit from the incident. He was then transported home by ambulance corps personnel.

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