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Driver escapes burning vehicle after crashing into tree

Crews respond to a one-vehicle crash in the Lakeport area. (Source: Elderville-Lakeport Volunteer Fire Department) Crews respond to a one-vehicle crash in the Lakeport area. (Source: Elderville-Lakeport Volunteer Fire Department)
GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

Firefighters say a driver had a close call after a fiery wreck Thursday afternoon.

About 1:30 p.m., Elderville-Lakeport Volunteer Fire Department posted a video to social media of an emergency responder heading to a crash on FM 2204 in the Lakeport area.

The VFD says the vehicle left the roadway and struck a large tree before catching on fire.

"The driver was able to escape the vehicle without serious injury thanks to the assistance of some bystanders who came upon the accident," the VFD post reads.

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