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Dick Van Dyke Rescued From Burning Vehicle

Dick Van Dyke (Helga Esteb /
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Actor Dick Van Dyke was pulled from a burning car earlier today, after his Jaguar burst into flames on the 101 Freeway in Calabasas. The LA Times reports that the incident happened at about 2:00 p.m., and that Van Dyke wasn't hurt.

According to TMZ, the actor was rescued by a guy named Jason Pennington, who saw the car on fire on the side of the road and rushed over to help. He allegedly spotted Van Dyke hunched over the steering wheel and yanked him out.

Van Dyke was reportedly disoriented but OK. The accident, the cause of which isn't clear, caused two eastbound lanes of the freeway to be shut down.

Dick's wife, Arlene Van Dyke, came to pick him up, and also had the wherewithall to take a Vine of the scene. She tweeted the following:

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Also worth noting that she calls him "Van Dyke."