Atlanta police officer rescues man from burning car

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An Atlanta police officer saved an passenger from a burning car Sunday and the rescue was caught on his body camera. 

The fire happened on Lenox Road near State Route 400 around 4 a.m., according to police.

Authorities said a car engine went up in flames after the car hit a metal utility pole. 

The body camera video shows the flames and the officer using a fire extinguisher to put the fire out. 

Officials said three people were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. 

Police said the officer's pants were burned and he suffered minor scrapes and bruises. 

In a statement sent to FOX 5 the Atlanta Police Department said:

Police are investigating how the crash happened.