Dick Van Dyke survives car fire in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - Dick Van Dyke survived a car fire today, according to his wife via Twitter.

Van Dyke's car began to smoke and then exploded on the highway, his rep said, according to ABC News.

Van Dyke, 87, was driving his Jaguar to the dentist on a Los Angeles highway, just before the accident occurred.

“He was leaning over to get something out of the glove compartment when the car started smoking,” the rep said.

There happened to be a firetruck and ambulance were in the vicinity and the personnel in those vehicles helped him out of the car, the actor’s rep said.