Texas policeman used his car to push away burning pickup

GLENN HEIGHTS, Texas (AP) – A quick-thinking Texas police officer is being praised for using his patrol car to push a pickup engulfed in flames away from a fast-food restaurant, preventing the fire from spreading.

Police in Glenn Heights, south of Dallas, say officer Chris Womack was called Saturday to a Jack In The Box where the pickup was on fire in the drive-thru lane.

Flames were lapping at the building and thick smoke billowed across it.

Other vehicles also were in the lane, blocking access, so Womack drove his car over a grass median, pulled up behind the pickup and pushed it forward.

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Police say no one was hurt.

It wasn’t clear what became of the pickup’s driver or what caused it to catch fire.