GARNER, N.C. — A New Hanover Regional Medical Center ambulance caught on fire on Interstate 40, near Garner, on Friday.
Fire officials said the ambulance was transporting a patient to Durham when the crew noticed a fire in the engine compartment of the vehicle.
Once they noticed the fire, the crew stopped, got the patient out of the vehicle and stopped traffic with the help of bystanders, according to officials.
A private ambulance nearby noticed the situation and stopped to help the patient.
A witness to the fire reported feeling flames when she drove by the fire.