WATCH: Dramatic video shows car ablaze on Hayling Island

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A MUM has told how she had a lucky escape after her car burst into flames.

Driver Tracy Clark had just dropped her daughter off at a friend’s house when her car caught alight as she was driving home.

The Mercedes C250 was totally incinerated by the inferno, which happened in Manor Road, near the junction with Fathoms Reach on Hayling Island at about 6pm on Friday.

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Ms Clark, who was alone when the incident took place, said: ‘I could smell smoke as I was driving, so I pulled over and there were flames underneath the car. I went across the road, turned round and it was already totally in flames, it was gone – it was just this massive inferno. There were these big explosions which was probably the tyres.

A car on fire in Manor Road, Hayling IslandA car on fire in Manor Road, Hayling Island
A car on fire in Manor Road, Hayling Island

‘It was very scary because it happened so fast. I was lucky to get out. I was probably driving along with the underneath already on fire but just didn’t realise it.

‘I’d only got the MoT done at the start of October.’

Video showing the fierce fire and firefighters battling to get it under control was captured by Nick Ive who happened to be passing at the time.