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Whew! That was close!

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LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - An elderly East Texas man escaped from this smoking car before it caught fire. Travis Robinson said he was driving down High Street when he noticed smoke coming from under the dashboard. That's when he pulled into a "Save-a-lot" parking lot and jumped out.

"The windshield went to cracking and caring on and I said, 'Ohh Lord, it's gone now,'" exclaimed Robinson. "It could have been worst, somebody could have run into me and killed me. Strange things happening these days. Everyday all day, day and night!"

Mr. Robinson said even though he lost his car, he is thankful to be alive. Fire fighters say it appeared to be an electrical fire.

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