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CAR FIRE ON CANTEEN ROAD


Firefighters are tackling a car fire on Canteen Road near Whiteley Bank this afternoon (Thursday). 

1 appliance from Newport is on scene on the connecting road between Apse Heath and Whiteley Bank having been mobilised at just before 13:50.

A Peugeot 307 is well alight, but thankfully the occupants have been able to escape uninjured.

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Police are also on scene and the road has been closed whilst the incident is dealt with.

UPDATE – The fire, which appears to have started in the engine bay, has been fully extinguished.

Unfortunately, the incident has occurred on a newly laid section of carriageway.

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Nigel Tuck
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That was that section of Canteen Road that didn’t need replacing anyway, I presume?

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