ROSELLE PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Dramatic videos show officers in New Jersey pulling a man from a burning car with just seconds to spare.

Roselle Park Police got a call at 7:41 a.m. Saturday about a parked car on West Lincoln Avenue making a strange noise and smoke coming from the engine.

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Police say a 42-year-old man was asleep in the car with his foot on the gas pedal, which caused the engine to overheat.

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“I would like to commend and thank the alert citizen for first reporting the incident before the fire actually began,” Roselle Park police Chief Paul Morrison. “This is a great example of ‘If you see something, say something.'”

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The driver didn’t suffer serious injuries but was taken to an area hospital for evaluation.