No injuries reported in Wilmington bus fire

Updated: Feb. 5, 2020 at 5:20 PM EST
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) -No one was injured after a bus caught on fire on a busy Wilmington road Tuesday.

Video shows the bus, belonging to Port City Track Club, engulfed in flames on MLK Parkway in Wilmington.

“We picked up the bus and started to make our way down to go check out our AC and Heating system to make sure it was working,” says track coach, Roderick Bell. “As my driver made his way down Martin Luther King, he didn’t even know the bus was on fire. People were waving him down ’Hey the bus is on fire!’ and he was able to pull over and get to a safe area.”

The bus is now a total loss after the fire. The driver was the only one on the bus at the time.

“This bus was getting prepared to be used to transport a lot of our kids back and forth to track meets," says Bell. "A lot of the kids are not in the position to where they have the transportation to get out to these meets. It was a lot for us to have this bus to get them back and forth.

Port City Track Club is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide quality track and field training for kids in the area.

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