Man in wheelchair escapes burning home in Johnston Co.

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JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. — A man in a wheelchair was able to escape from his burning Johnston County home overnight before it was completely destroyed.

According to WTVD, the fire broke out around 1 a.m. Wednesday at a mobile home in the 600 block of Tettersville Road in Four Oaks.

Officials say the disabled man was folding clothes when the fire started in his living room.

He was able to get out of the house in time thanks to a ramp that was recently installed by his church.

The man then went a quarter of a mile down a dirt road to a neighbor’s house to call 911, according to authorities.

It was reported that the man was not injured in the fire, but was exhausted and taken to the hospital.

Source: WTVD