Firefighters tackle Norwich car fire

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

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

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.


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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.

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

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