Car fire in Redditch
Two crews from Redditch quickly attended the scene to find a fire in the engine compartment of a family car parked on the driveway adjacent to a garage and semi-detached house. Firefighters used breathing apparatus and 2x hose reels to bring the fire under control preventing further spread to nearby property and trees.
Group Commander Mick Cadman said: "The fire started in the engine compartment and escalated quickly, causing moderate damage to the garage and its contents. Fortunately firefighters worked swiftly to confine the spread of fire – so the house and nearby trees suffered only minor damage. Whilst firefighters tackled the blaze, a neighbour ensured the wellbeing of the property owner.
"I would like to congratulate the crews who attended this incident – their prompt and efficient actions undoubtedly prevented substantial damage to the house and its contents."
The cause of the fire is believed to be an electrical fault in the vehicle.