Electrics cause car fire in Portsmouth

One of the pictures used in a safety survey document compiled by Cllr john Perry showing how vehicles end up on the wrong side of the road when going into the new development in St Benedict Road on Hayling Island

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FIREFIGHTERS were called out to check over a car which caught fire.

A woman was driving her car in Lake Road, Landport, Portsmouth yesterday when she noticed that a fire had started in the footwell of the front passenger seat. She pulled over and after she turned off the engine the fire stopped.

A young girl was travelling with the woman at the time.

As a precaution the woman dialled 999 and one crew from Southsea fire station arrived and made sure the car was safe to drive. Firefighter Rikki Noble said: ‘The fire was caused by an electrical fault.’