WEBB, N.Y. -- Town of Webb police and fire dealt with a car fire along Route 28 Tuesday.
The driver, 83-year-old Marie Eldrige of Old Forge, was able to make it out of the vehicle with her cat uninjured.
The vehicle, a Kia Sorrento, belonged to her grandson.
Police say she told them she was driving north and began to downshift when smoke came from the front of the car. And moments later, the engine compartment burst into flames.
Fire crews put out the flames rather quickly after they arrived.