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Runaway pickup on fire

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JOHNSTON (KWWL) -

A couple bails from their pickup after it catches fire. For a short time, there was no stopping the flames or the truck.

Video shows the truck heading down a street in Johnston.

A woman noticed lights coming from underneath the truck and thought it was a police officer trying to pull them over. "I looked in the rear view mirror and she just slammed it in park and we're like, 'Oh crap, it's fire,'" said Daniel Knippel, the truck owner.

The pickup finally came to a stop in someone's front yard. The fire was then put out.

Crews believe a fuel line malfunctioned, starting the fire.

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