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Macon man rescues woman from car fire

A woman is safe tonight after a good Samaritan helped her get out of a burning car on Millerfield Road. Carlos Stephens/WGXA

MACON, Ga--A Macon man helped a woman escape a burning car after it flipped over Sunday evening.

According to Lt. Randy Gonzalez with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office Claire Whitaker was driving down Millerfield Road what a car stopped suddenly in front of her. She swerved to avoid it and went off the road flipping her car over in the process.

That's when the car caught on fire.

Gonzalez says a man, John Mills, who lives on Millerfield Road came to Whitaker's aid and got her out of the car.

Whitaker didn't want to be taken to the hospital afterwards.

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