Firefighters battle car blaze in Preston

Fire crews rushed to the scene of a car blaze in Preston.

Monday, 9th November 2020, 1:44 pm

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.

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Two fire engines from Fulwood andPenwortham rushed to a car fire in Ingol.

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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