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Bible survives Tennessee SUV fire, explosion unscatched

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Feb. 23, 2016 at 11:25 AM

MEMPHIS, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Police in Tennessee confirmed there was only one object found unharmed in a car that caught fire and exploded: a Holy Bible.

Witnesses said the 2014 Jeep Laredo went off the road Sunday afternoon on Interstate 385 near Memphis and the witnesses helped Memphis Police Department K9 Officer Richard Morrow free the motorist, who was pinned against the steering wheel.

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The rescuers said they threw water on the man to keep the flames engulfing the SUV from burning him and they were able to free the driver moments an explosion.

Firefighters extinguished the flames and police found a nearly untouched object on the passenger seat: a Holy Bible.

"That is god," witness Eugene McNeil told WMC-TV. "If you don't believe it, I don't know what to say."

I just saw GOD on 385. I'm always in awh of his wonders but today just blew my mind. This car ran off the road and hit a metal post and burst into flames not to mention the passenger was trapped inside as the car was filled with smoke the flames began to fill the inside. THE ENTIRE EXPRESSWAY STOPPED and people ran from their cars trying to break the windows and open the doors of this mans car to free him, as they were the others went up in prayer for God to deliver this man from the paws of the devil.... Now it appeared our prayers was in vain because he couldn't move and the flames had reach the inside of the truck.But God!!!!!! .....the flames were on the inside but the way my God is set up The Way It Look Like and what it is ,None of the flames touched him and even after the car exploded once All these God blessed people ran back up ...Now the passenger even begged them to just let him die . End of Story he's Alive and well. ...... Jesus thats my Goddd

Posted by Anita Irby on Sunday, February 21, 2016

The rescue was caught on camera and posted to Facebook by bystander Anita Irby.

"I just saw GOD on 385," Irby wrote.

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