Oakland police patrol car bursts into flames

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An Oakland police officer escaped injury after his patrol car burst into flames during a pursuit of a carjacking suspect.

It happened at 10:30 a.m. Saturday on I-580, near the High Street exit.

The officer swerved to avoid another car during the pursuit when his patrol car smashed into a light pole, according to Oakland police.

The police officer managed to safely get out of the burning patrol car, police said.

Police arrested the carjacking suspect a short time later.