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Dick Van Dyke unhurt after car fire

Dick Van Dyke is uninjured after his car caught fire while he was driving on a Los Angeles freeway.

California Highway Patrol officer Saul Gomez said that the 87-year-old entertainer was not treated or cited at the scene.

The officer said witnesses reported the fire just before 2pm local time on August 19 and said that an elderly man was slumped over behind the wheel of the flaming Jaguar.

Passers-by stopped to help the man, whom police and fire officials identified as Van Dyke.

The Mary Poppins star's wife Arlene posted a video online that showed her husband speaking with police officers and the remains of his burned-out car.

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