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Last updated: 25/09/2018, 11:55 AM

Car blaze near Royal Marsden Hospital

19/11/2015 10:27
Sutton
Outdoor fire

Firefighters have attended a dramatic car fire near to Royal Marsden Hospital on Fulham Road today.

When crews arrived they found a Volkswagon Gulf completely engulfed in flames. Fuel had leaked from the vehicle and caught light creating the impression that the road was on fire. Thankfully no was injured.

Soho Crew Manager Tom Tracey said: "We believe that the fire was caused by a ruptured fuel line underneath the car.

"The driver was alerted by another motorist and quickly pulled over and got out without injuries.

"If you smell smoke or burning coming from your car while you're driving it, you should pull over as soon as you can in a safe place, get everyone out of the vehicle and always stay a safe distance away."

The fire comes on the same days as Brigade figures show a rise in Vauxhall Zafira fires. Around 220,000 have been recalled.

The Brigade was called at 1027 and the fire was under control 1050. Two fire engines from Soho fire station attended the scene.