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Truck bursts into flames on New Bern road

(Colleen Saucedo/NewsChannel 12)

NEW BERN, Craven County - A truck fire in the 2900 block of Brunswick Avenue just after noon caused traffic backup on that road, near Glenburnie Road.

NewsChannel 12's Colleen Saucedo was on scene and reported seeing flames leaping from the vehicle. The driver told her he had purchased a battery, which was sitting in the rear of the cabin of his truck and burst into flames when he went to push his seat back.

He escaped from the truck without any serious injuries.

Upon arrival, New Bern Fire Deparment had the fire under control and extinguished within a matter of minutes.

New Bern Fire Department spokesperson Colleen Roberts said the car was a complete loss, but there was no damage to any of the nearby buildings.

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