WATCH: Video captures ferocity of '˜intense' Portsmouth vehicle fire

A video has captured the ferocity of a vehicle fire in Portsmouth this morning.Â

Thursday, 26th July 2018, 12:56 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th July 2018, 1:04 pm
A fire broke out in Salisbury Road earlier this morning. Picture: Supplied

The blaze broke out on Salisbury Road, Cosham, in the early hours of the morning, just after 5am.  Flames have engulfed a low-loader, the car on the back of the lorry as well as another car parked nearby.

In the footage, the cab of a truck can be seen well ablaze with plumes of black smoke rising into the air. 

The video was recorded by Thomas Wheeldon and sent to The News. 

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A fire broke out in Salisbury Road earlier this morning. Picture: Supplied

One local resident, who wished to be unnamed, described the '˜intense' fire as it broke out.

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They said: '˜There was a car horn going off early in the morning '“ after a while I thought something had happened.

'˜I looked out of my window and the vehicle was ablaze outside out house.

'˜It didn't last for too long thanks to the fire brigade, but it was a very intense fire.

'˜It was quite alarming, especially when there was a loud bang after something exploded.

'˜The low-loader was what caught fire, and that spread to the car on the back '“ and it smoked up something rotten as the flames were put out.' 

No one was injured by the blaze, the fire service have confirmed. 

A spokesman from Cosham Fire Station said: '˜We were called at 5.12am this morning to a vehicle fire.

'˜It turned out that there were three vehicles involved; there was a car on the back of a low-loader and another parked close to it.

'˜It was quite an intense fire but we dealt with it with one appliance and there were no injuries.'