Car catches fire in the middle of the A27

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DRIVERS faced heavy delays on the A27 earlier this afternoon after a vehicle caught fire in the middle of the road.

Firefighters from Havant, Emsworth and Chichester were called to the A27 westbound to a vehicle fire in the central reservation, between Chichester and Emsworth.

The fire crews spent about 20 minutes tackling the blaze – but received 50 calls to 999 from concerned motorists.

A spokesman from Hampshire Fire and Rescue said: ‘We were called at 2.55pm to a vehicle fire in the central reservation – the cause of which is unknown.

‘Nobody was injured in the blaze.

‘We’ve had a similar number of calls for similar incidents in the past; because it is in the middle of the road everyone can see it.’