Firefighters battle car blaze in Preston
Fire crews rushed to the scene of a car blaze in Preston.
Two fire engines from Fulwood and Penwortham rushed to New Rough Hay, Ingol, following reports a car was engulfed in flames shortly after 10.10am on Sunday (November 8).
Firefighters used two high-pressure hose reels, two positive pressure ventilation units and breathing apparatus to extinguish the blaze.
Crews were at the scene for approximately forty minutes.
The cause of the fire has not yet been released.
What to do if a car fire breaks out
Here are some tips from the UK fire service on what to do if a fire breaks out in your car:
- Switch off the engine
- Get everyone out of the vehicle
- Get far away from the vehicle and stay away, keeping onlookers and others away
- Dial 999 and call the fire and rescue service
- Warn oncoming traffic, if safe to do so
- If and only if you believe it is safe to do so, attempt to put out the fire with a dry powder or foam extinguisher
- If the fire is in the engine compartment, do not open the bonnet but aim the extinguisher through the radiator grille or under the edge of the bonnet
- Use with caution and if in doubt, don’t attempt to tackle the fire
- Never use water on an engine fire - it can short out wiring and spread burning petrol with disastrous effect
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