Car Goes Up In Flames

The Highway Patrol is investigating why a car went up in flames while it was being driven on NC 43 in Pitt county Saturday night.

According to troopers it happened around 6 p.m. near Stokestown St. John Rd.

Troopers say the driver and passengers inside were able to get out safely.

The cause of the fire is unknown right now.

A portion of the road was closed off for about 20 minutes, but is now reopened.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 21, 2011 at 10:24 PM
    You know, I read posts from time to time on stories that are reported and I swear that either most of these people have no common courtesy, or have nothing better to do than put people down. Unless you have experienced anything that these people have gone through, I have always been told to keep my comments to myself if you can't say anything nice. And people wonder why our society these days is the way it is. You don't have to comment on things that are derogatory, degrade, or even may cause a mental breakdown because of something they did or didnt do or something that cant be controlled. Look at yourself in the mirror and say to yourself "That could have been me. I could have been that person, wonder if they would have stopped to help me." Have you stopped and helped someone lately? Have you held a door for an elderly person, or offered a helping hand to those less fortunate, probably not, so why dont you ask yourself these things before you "OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND INSERT YOUR FOOT."
  • by Chuck on Aug 21, 2011 at 08:19 PM
    Come On Folks.Why all the Stupid Posts?Guess folks are trying to funny. This person lost their car.Might not have had fire/Comprensive insurance.Fire insurance is not required unless car is Financed. By the looks of the areas burning,Might have been caused by Brakes Overheating.Hood is Up & No sign of Fire In Engine . Please don't post funny wisecrack jokes .This person lost their car. Could have been one of you wisecrack posters.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 21, 2011 at 06:44 PM
    How is 100,000 volts charging a 12 volt system??? Seems like about 99,988 volts too many!
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      by Anonymous on Aug 21, 2011 at 07:30 PM in reply to
      Re-read it. The 100,000 volts is from the ignition system, not the charging system. The 100K volts fire the spark plugs.
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      by Doug on Aug 21, 2011 at 08:16 PM in reply to
      The ignition system produces very high voltage at low current levels. You need a lot more than 12 volts to produce a spark in a spark plug.
  • by Mr Bad Wrench on Aug 21, 2011 at 06:11 PM
    Its the boberry bearing went out
  • by Billyjoejimbob on Aug 21, 2011 at 03:32 PM
    I can tell by the picture that the main spider gear in the reverse lockout unit fused to the coupler bearing causing the vehicle to burst into flames. I've seen it a million times.
  • by george Location: elwood on Aug 21, 2011 at 03:21 PM
    look at dat dare fire! Action packed news report
  • by Anonymous on Aug 21, 2011 at 03:11 PM
    In VA this July On Interstate 64, a 2011 Chevy Traverse erupted in flames, killing the driver. http://hamptonroads.com/2011/07/man-who-died-suv-was-likely-trying-save-son
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      by Stop It! on Aug 21, 2011 at 05:05 PM in reply to
      We don't need people from out of state trying to "out do" our state's news stories.
      • reply
        by Really?!? on Aug 21, 2011 at 07:47 PM in reply to Stop It!
        Do you really think that was the whole point???? Do we have some issues?
  • by correction Location: chicod on Aug 21, 2011 at 03:07 PM
    It was in Chicod not Ayden.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 21, 2011 at 03:01 PM
    well let's see, there is a tank of at least 20 gallons of highly flammable gasoline, there is an exhaust system right beside it that is extremely hot, an ignition system putting out about 100,000 volts of electricity, there is flammable rubber and plastic all over the place or he just wanted some insurance money.
  • by BMW on Aug 21, 2011 at 02:36 PM
    Burned Melted Wheels...what kind of car was it? Maybe the guy didn't know how to drive a stick shift. (like in the movie "Dogma") Driving 60 mph in 1st gear for several miles. That would do it!
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