Car catches fire, driver walks away uninjured

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP A North Platte man is lucky to be alive after his car starts on fire on the city's north side.

It happened on the 200 block of Rodeo Road.

The driver, who didn't want to be identified, tells us he was driving east on Rodeo Road when he noticed his floor mat started on fire.

He pulled into Ellett's Automotive Service Body Repair and tried to put out the fire himself, but it was too late.

His car, a 2006 Chevy Impala, was completely engulfed in flames.

Fire crews put out the fire in less than five minutes.

Luckily, the driver walked away uninjured.

The cause of the fire is unknown.