Car bursts into flames in Gosport

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

Thursday, 11th August 2016, 5:22 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th August 2016, 6:25 pm
Sean Kennedy took these dramatic pictures of a car fire in Magennis Close, Gosport

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

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.

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

‘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.

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