Road closed as car ‘burst into flames’

Car fire on Bond Street. Picture by Josh Smith
Car fire on Bond Street. Picture by Josh Smith
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A Blackpool street was briefly closed after a car set on fire and melted several bins.

Police and fire services from South Shore were called to Bond Street at around noon, where a Land Rover Freelander was burning near the junction of Osborne Road.

The road was closed off while firefighters extinguished the blaze.

A fire service spokesman said: “We turned upto a well developed fire that we believe is accidental. We do not know the exact cause of the fire, but the driver was actually driving the vehicle when it burst into flames.”

The male driver, his brother and a dog had all escaped the car by the time emergency services arrived at the scene. There were no injuries.

The road has now been reopened.