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Virginia Deputy Rescues Man From Burning Car

A veteran Powhatan County, Va. Deputy pulled a man from a burning vehicle Friday night.

Deputy Harley Crawford was responding to a call about a car speeding down Route 60 when he found the Dodge Neon engulfed in flames, according to tWTVR-TV.

The driver was unconscious and the flames were shooting up close to 15 feet in the air.

"It was a big ball of fire when I got there," The 12-year veteran told the news station.

Crawford grabbed the fire extinguisher from the trunk of his cruiser, but was unable to put out the flames.

The driver suddenly awoke and worked his upper body out of the driver's side window. The deputy rushed in and pulled the man to safety.

"As soon as we got back to the corner of the car, the whole car was involved from the motor to the tailgate," Crawford said.

The driver was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.