Car blaze drama at Preston petrol station

'‹Swift action by petrol station staff and firefighters prevented a car blaze from turning into a major inferno.

Saturday, 27th May 2017, 6:27 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:30 pm

​A female motorist got out of her car at the petrol station in Brockholes Brow, Preston, and went into the kiosk.

When she returned​ ​ she noticed smoke coming from her Seat vehicle, which then burst into flames.

​Garage staff put their emergency procedures into practic​e, evacuating the kiosk and isolating the fuel pumps.

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​s​ from Preston quickly tackled the blaze using two hosereels.

​Station manager Mark Woodward said the car was well alight and flames were affecting the front of the kiosk and in danger of spreading.

​Officers stayed at the scene for about an hour.

​Mr Woodward said: “The early intervention of the first crew on the scene managed to stop it spreading and the prompt actions of the kiosk staff certainly prevented this from being a more serious incident.”

An electrical fault is tho​ught to have been the cause.

​​​No-one was hurt.​​