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Pottsville man uninjured after his car catches fire

NEW CASTLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. - State Police say a Pottsville man was able to escape injury after his car caught fire on Route  61 in New Castle Township late Friday night.

Police said 54 year-old Anthony Citarella was driving a 1992 Cadillac Sedan DeVille north on Route 61 at about 9:41 p.m. when the car burst into flames.

State Police said Citarella got out and was not injured.

The vehicle burned in the right northbound lane of the highway, police said.

According to police, Route 61 was closed until the vehicle could be extinguished and towed. Saint Clair Fire Department assisted at the scene, police said.

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