HAWTHORNE, NJ - Onlookers were drawn out when a plume of smoke rose up from Royal Avenue Wednesday evening as a result of a car fire.  When a call at 7:52 p.m. came in, the Fire Department battled the flames of a vehicle parked in a driveway.  The car was enveloped in flames while belching black smoke into the air.  An air conditioner service van was also reportedly destroyed.

The house and garage sustained damage as a result of the fire, with sources saying the homeowner was transported to the hospital, having suffered second and third degree burns to his hands.

Judy Kopitar contributed to this report.

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