"A friend and I were parked in a strip mall parking lot on Airport Boulevard, preparing camera equipment for a production shoot we had later in the day. We were in the back of my van testing microphones when this deafeningly loud car drove by with smoke coming out from the sides.
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“The car was sputtering and stalling and the smell of burnt brakes was choking. I said to my friend, 'That's going to catch fire!' Seconds later, a man ran past the van towards the passing car, screaming, 'Get out of the car!' I grabbed my camera and started recording.
“There was fire dripping out of the rear of the vehicle very close to the gas tank, and it felt like there was going to be an explosion. The rear of the car and tires quickly caught fire and were soon engulfed in flames. “Paramedics, police and firefighters arrived shortly after that and went to work. The whole thing lasted about 20 minutes."