Watch: Flaming runaway car extinguished by Pa. firefighters

The car rolled about 200 feet just as firefighters were arriving

By Laura French

SADSBURYVILLE, Pa. — Firefighters in Pennsylvania caught up with a runaway car on fire Tuesday after it rolled down a hill while engulfed in flames. 

Sadsburyville Fire Company No. 1 said in a Facebook post that the flaming car rolled about 200 feet just as first responders were arriving. 

Video filmed by a bystander shows the burning car sitting near an intersection for about a minute before it begins to roll toward the bystander. The car hits a curb and swerves before coming to a rest on the other side of the street. Firefighters arrive seconds later and extinguish the flames within minutes.


Big Excitement in Sadsburyville today front Harry’s and ZING.

Posted by Fotis Petropoulos on Tuesday, April 13, 2021

SFC volunteers just cleared an auto fire in Sadsburyville. The car was initially on fire about 200’ east of where you see it and it rolled down the hill when responders were arriving.

Posted by Sadsburyville Fire Company No. 1 on Tuesday, April 13, 2021


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