Rush-hour fire as car bursts into flames

South Wales Echo - - NEWS -

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.

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