Rush-hour fire as car bursts into flames
TRAFFIC was brought to a standstill on a city road yesterday morning after a vehicle burst into flames during rush hour.
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to the fire on Llantrisant Road in Creigiau, Cardiff, at 9.53am.
Echo photographer Richard Williams saw the car, a black Land Rover Freelander, with “flames licking out from under the bonnet” at about 10am.
Richard said he parked his car about 50 yards down the road, and got out to get a closer look.
“I was heading into work towards Cardiff and I noticed there was a Land Rover Freelander with flames just licking out from under the bonnet and a chap was standing opposite the car watching it,” he said.
“Cars came to a stop because people didn’t want to drive past the car because of the risk of explosion.
“The trees had started to catch fire when the fire service turned up and I heard two small explosions coming from the car which was probably the battery and the glass blowing on it.”
A spokeswoman for the fire service said a crew from Ely were on the scene at 10.04am and the fire was extinguished by 10.10am.