Flames destroy a car on Forest Avenue in Lynbrook on...

Flames destroy a car on Forest Avenue in Lynbrook on Aug. 30, 2014, shortly after its driver noticed smoke and fire coming from beneath the hood around 3:30 p.m. Firefighters extinguished the fire but were unable to salvage the vehicle. Credit: Steve Grogan

Lynbrook firefighters extinguished a car fire Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

Police said the driver escaped uninjured before firefighters arrived to put out the blaze about 3:30 p.m. on Forest Avenue in Lynbrook.

The driver told authorities he saw smoke and fire coming from beneath the hood when the car’s engine stopped running. The car was completely destroyed.

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