Car bursts into flames in Gosport

Sean Kennedy took these dramatic pictures of a car fire in Magennis Close, Gosport
Sean Kennedy took these dramatic pictures of a car fire in Magennis Close, Gosport

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A DRAMATIC scene unfolded in a residential street when a car burst into flames.

The incident happened today in Magennis Close, Gosport, just after 3.30pm.

Sean Kennedy took these dramatic pictures of a car fire in Magennis Close, Gosport

Sean Kennedy took these dramatic pictures of a car fire in Magennis Close, Gosport

Resident Sean Kennedy was working from home when he saw the incident unfold.

The 29-year-old said: ‘It happened really quickly. It started off as a small fire and within two minutes it really went up.

‘Fuel was leaking from the tank and that was catching fire too. The car is just a shell now, there’s not much left of it at all and the car in front was pretty well damaged too.’

A fire crew from Gosport fire station was called to the blaze. A spokesman from the fire service said: ‘We were called at 3.38pm. Four vehicles were involved – one suffered total damage. Crews used two breathing apparatus and it was out by 4.14pm.’

He said the cause of the fire, which started in a silver Volkswagen Golf and damaged another three cars, which some owners moved, was not doubtful and would not be investigated.