Firefighters close busy South Cheshire road as parked vehicle spotted in flames



A busy South Cheshire road had to close while firefighter attended to a parked car that went up in flames.

An appliance from Crewe was called to Congleton Road in Sandbach shortly before 3pm on Saturday to reports smoke was coming from a car.

When the crew arrived they discovered the vehicle was well alight.

Congleton Road had to be closed for safety reasons as the vehicle was near to other parked cars.

A Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Shortly before 3pm firefighters were called to reports of smoke coming from a car on Congleton Road in Sandbach.

“On arrival the crew found the vehicle well alight near to other parked cars.

“The road was temporarily closed and a firefighter wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet.

“The car was then damped down to make it safe, with temperatures monitored with a thermal imaging camera.

“Firefighters were in attendance for nearly an hour.”





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