Car erupts in flames in Portsmouth street

Firefighters tackle a car fire in Simpson Road Stamshaw in the evening rush hour.''Picture: Steve Reid (123424-291)

Firefighters tackle a car fire in Simpson Road Stamshaw in the evening rush hour.''Picture: Steve Reid (123424-291)

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THIS is the dramatic moment firefighters tackled a car that was burning out of control.

The pair from Cosham Fire Station fought the blazing inferno wearing breathing apparatus. The car, a Vauxhall Zafira, was in Simpson Road, Stamshaw, Portsmouth, when the fire started in the engine. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 3.17pm yesterday.

Plumes of smoke could be seen around the area. Police were brought in to manage the traffic in the area as firefighters worked to get the fire under control.

The male owner of the car was not injured

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