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Dick Van Dyke Rescued From Car Turned Inferno

Dick Van Dyke was driving in Los Angeles on Monday when something a little unexpected happened: The 87-year-old's Jaguar stopped being a car and started being a car-shaped deathfire. "Thankfully, he was pulled to safety in the nick of time," TMZ breathlessly reports. "[The rescuer] pulled up and ran over to discover Dick Van Dyke struggling inside ... he opened the driver door and pulled the actor out of the vehicle as flames tore through the engine." Dick Van Dyke is absolutely fine. His car, though, is now an ashy piece of scrap.