(KTUU-TV) The Anchorage Police Department today released dashcam footage of a dramatic roadside rescue that took place Sunday on Middlerock Road in East Anchorage.

“I thought I was literally going to die,” the driver can be heard saying after police and passersby rally to free him from the flaming vehicle.

The man tells police that he is a firefighter who works for the state and urges rescuers to put out the flames before checking on him.

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