Punxsutawney man escapes car fire after brakes fail

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Punxsutawney man is safe after his car caught fire while driving it on Route 310 through Jefferson County over the weekend.

The 56-year-old male was driving on Aug. 28 when his brakes reportedly failed on him and began to smoke. The car then caught fire as he pulled to the side of the road in Winslow Township. Responders said he was able to escape the car and fire without injury, however, the car suffered serious damage.

Crews were able to deal with the car fire and get it towed from the scene with the help of Zimmerman Towing.

Editor’s note: This story was updated to reflect the driver was a man, not a woman as first reported after clarification from state police.

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