VIDEO: Dramatic rescue from burning car caught on tape

SANTA FE, N.M. (WFLA) – A police officer rescued an elderly driver from a burning car in Santa Fe this week.

The dramatic rescue was caught on the officer’s body cam. The 87-year-old woman was driving on a flat tire to see a doctor when the flat caught fire.

The officer was able to get the woman out of the burning car and put out the fire. He even managed to get her cane out.

The driver was checked for smoke inhalation. Doctors said she will be ok.

Santa Fe Police shared the video with NBC. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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