Car suffers engine fire in city centre street

Firefighters on the scene in Burdon Road. Photos by David Hogg
Firefighters on the scene in Burdon Road. Photos by David Hogg
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Firefighters were called to a Sunderland city centre today after fire broke out in a car engine.

A crew from Sunderland Central attended Burdon Road, opposite the Museum and Winter Gardens, at around 1.30pm after the engine of a Peugeot 407 caught alight.

Firefighters on the scene

Firefighters on the scene

The street came to a standstill as firefighters made the vehicle safe.

It is not yet known what exactly caused the blaze.

The street came to a standstill

The street came to a standstill