Car damaged as flames pour out of bonnet

Firefighters were called when a car set alight after being parked for several hours.

Sunday, 22nd May 2016, 9:05 pm
Updated Sunday, 22nd May 2016, 11:16 pm

Flames were coming from underneath the bonnet of the Volkswagen Passat and up the windscreen when crews from Preston fire station arrived on Dunbar Road, Ingol, at 6.45pm today.

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They put out the fire, which damaged the engine compartment and the passenger area inside the car.

The vehicle had been driven a couple of hours earlier and was parked when the owner noticed it was alight.

An electrical fault in the engine compartment is thought to have caused the fire.