Car catches fire, driver escapes without injury

HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A frightening scene ended without injury late Tuesday night in north Hastings.

A male driver, who preferred to remain anonymous, told NBC Nebraska he was simply driving along when his car died. Shortly after, he heard a sound in his engine and the front of his car became fully-engulfed in flames.

Fortunately, the driver exited the vehicle without harm and was the only passenger in the vehicle at the time of the fire, which was just after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Hastings Fire and Rescue as well as Hastings Police both reported to the scene, and had the fire under control in minutes.