VIDEO: CAR BURSTS INTO FLAMES IN FRESHWATER

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Pic: Freshwater Fire Station

A 3-series BMW has burst into flames in Freshwater tonight (Wednesday).

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are responding to the incident on Queen’s Road in the town – a one-way street that joins School Green Road.

1 appliance from the nearby retained fire station has been mobilised to the scene, with the single crew currently working to extinguish the blaze. They were made aware of the incident at around 22:20.

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It appears the fire has started either inside the cabin or to the rear of the vehicle as opposed to the engine bay, which is more commonly the case. It is unclear at this time if there are any suspicious circumstances to the fire.

The vehicle appears to have been parked or has stopped on double yellow lines.

UPDATE @ 22:50 – Southern Vectis say that they are currently unable to serve between Pixley Hill and Tennyson Road. Buses will divert along Hill Lane, Colwell, The Avenue and Heathfield Road.

UPDATED @ 23:55 – The fire is now out and Freshwater’s fire appliance has returned to station.

2 Breathing Apparatus (BA) and 2 hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire. Additionally, a safety hose was used to protect the adjacent building from any damage.

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Firefighters have thanked the local pub for their hospitality.

The video below shows the moment firefighters started to dowse the flames.

 

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Terry
Terry
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Two Firefighters are tackling the blaze without BA , !

Dave clark
Dave clark
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Freshwaters not a town

Ian
Ian
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A car that is parked up just happens to burst into flames. Wonder if it has anything to do with being parked on a pavement on double yellow lines. I think someone has had enough of his parking

Terry
Terry
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Since the Bank Closed down at times a BMW has been parked in front of the gates, seems it has moved further down the road yesterday .

Tim C
Tim C
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Where’s all traffic investigation officers with their comments…. must have been more bad driving… or driving too fast. Oh yeah, its a BMW, must have been a drug dealer, driving badly, too close behind someone, at speed, on his mobile whist looking at facebook. Probably over the limit too.
Deserves the book throwing at him… no, the whole library!

John Stitch
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Was smoking in his car and the leather seats caught fire

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