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Neighbors thought Anne Heche "burned out" while trapped in a fiery car

Anne Heche was literally in flames after crashing her blue Mini Cooper into her Los Angeles home, according to a witness to The Post. told to

"I was pretty sure she burned out and disappeared," David Manpearl, who lives nearby and was the first to appear at the scene, told The Post on Saturday. I couldn't have imagined that I would be there.”

Heche, 53, miraculously survived a crash on Friday morning. A resident of her house she destroyed had also left the living room with her pet and moved into her side room just before Heche plowed her car. At home.

After trying to contact her in the blazing wreckage, Manpar managed to find the trapped Heche apparently burning alive before firefighters arrived. He said that he had been watching in vain.

Software His engineer, 58-year-old Manpar, saw a car speeding down a very narrow street at his home in the Mars Vista neighborhood just north of Venice. I was shocked.

Anne Heche’s wrecked mini is towed away from Walgrove Avenue in Mar Vista, Los Angeles.

 Home security obtained by local CBS station Footage showed a blue car recklessly speeding through a suburban community before crashing.

A nightmare incident began to unfold minutes ago when Heche drove through the Mar Vista apartment complex and crashed into a garage door. But she backed up, drove off, cared for Preston Way and diverted to a small house, officials said.

"My first thought was that there was something wrong with the car or some kind of medical problem," Manparr said of the speeding car. “The car was going three times faster than it should have been. She blew three intersections. } Heche is seen trying to escape the first responders' stretchers.

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Manpar heard the impact a few seconds after the car had picked up speed and heard a nearby At the scene, Heche's car crashed through the front of the house and landed about 50 feet toward the back of the house, he said.

Manparr said his 52-year-old occupant, who had rented the house, was wandering in the rubble and asked for help to get two dogs and a turtle out of the house. asked, he said. Residents were not immediately contacted.

There was so much wreckage that Manpar couldn't tell if the driver was a man or a woman, he said.

The remains of Heche's car after the wreck.

He managed to open the back door of the car, crawled halfway in, I asked if she was okay and if she could raise her hand. She said no on both occasions, he recalled.

After several minutes of trying to get close to Heche, Manpar saw a "curtain of fire" rising from the bottom of the car, eventually engulfing the car, leaving Heche upright in the driver's seat. I couldn't get off.

Neighbor David Manpearl was the first on the scene.
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"The fire grew, she was stuck in the car while sitting there," Manparr said. "Flame licked the ceiling of the car and was closing in on her. I thought she was lost.

Manpar and two neighbors used a garden hose and a fire extinguisher to Attempts were made to put out the fire, but to no avail.

"I had to go back from there because the smoke was choking me," he said.

Manpearl said he worried about the Dwellers as much as Heche because they lost almost everything to the wreckage of the fire.

"Firefighters brought some things for her: medicine and files," he said. “Everything was smoke damaged.

A resident was staying at Manpar's home with her pet yesterday until a friend brought her in, he said.

Anne Heche
The wreckage of the crash site at the $1 million dollar, 2-bedroom home in Mar Vista.

The actress, who was intubated at a nearby hospital with severe burns, was expected to"pull out"with her ex-boyfriend. Thomas Jane, who is statement.