Coming home one night on the Belt Parkway, I was a passenger rolling in and out of sleep. I suddenly felt this enormous amount of heat. I quickly looked up and saw a van burning on the side of the road. We were driving on the right side of the road, so we were the closest lane to the blaze. I have never felt heat that hot, I could only imagine what those who were in the vehicle initially felt. As we passed the van, I wanted to pull over to make sure the family wasn't still in the van, however as we passed, i noticed a family of 5 safely out of the vehicle on the phone while hearing sirens on their way. Was a crazy sight. Glad the family is alive to tell the tale.