Ve­hi­cle de­stroyed in fire

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS -

Traf­fic was brought to a stand­still when a Subaru Out­back caught fire and was de­stroyed yes­ter­day.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened on the A835 near the junc­tion for Conon Bridge be­tween Mary­burgh and Tore.

The driver, who didn’t want to be named, man­aged to es­cape his ve­hi­cle be­fore the fire got go­ing.

He said “I felt the en­gine start to labour as I was com­ing up the hill so I pulled into the side of the road.

“I got out and could see smoke com­ing out and within less than a minute it was burn­ing quite fiercely. I walked away to a safe dis­tance and then it re­ally went up quickly after that.

“You could hear small ex­plo­sions as the tyres ex­ploded due to the heat”

The road was closed for sev­eral hours, al­though a Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice unit from nearby Ding­wall quickly ex­tin­guished the fire.

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