Firefighters tackle Norwich car fire

PUBLISHED: 19:03 05 February 2019

Aftermath of car fire on Queens Road, Norwich. PIC: Norwich Police Twitter

Aftermath of car fire on Queens Road, Norwich. PIC: Norwich Police Twitter


Firefighters were called after a car burst into flames in Norwich during the evening rush hour.

A fire broke out in a car parked on Queens Road, Norwich, near to the city’s bus station just after 6pm tonight (Tuesday, February 5).

A spokesman in the Norfolk Police control room said there was no-one in the vehicle at the time the fire broke out.

The spokesman said police were asked to attend by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service who lead the incident.

A fire appliance from Carrow was called to the car fire at just after 6pm.

The crews extinguished it using breathing apparatus, hose reel jets hand appliances.

The incident happened shortly after a crash, between a Mercedes car and a lorry, which happened just before 6pm on the A47 at Thickthorn, and added to traffic disruption.

Norwich Police tweeted the road was “a little slow” following the fire but the incident was soon dealt with.

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