2 safe after transit vehicle bursts into flames in N.C.

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KINSTON, N.C. – Two men are recovering after a Lenoir County transit van went up in flames.

Kinston Fire and Rescue responded to a call just before noon and found the vehicle engulfed.

Two men were in the van when the fire started. They said they smelled smoke and tried to put it out with a fire extinguisher but it was too late.

Michael Harris was on his way back from dialysis.  He said he’s happy to be safe but it was a close call.

“I’m weak, my back hurts, you know, head hurts, my blood pressure is up, but I’m okay. At least, I hope I’m okay,” he said.

Paramedics checked him and the driver out and cleared them.

All of Harris’ medications were burned in the accident. He now must buy new ones because he takes them daily.Never miss another Facebook post from 8NewsFind 8News on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; send your news tips to iReport8@wric.com.

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