Flames engulf car in busy Sunderland street

Picture by Sean Forster.
Picture by Sean Forster.
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A car burst into flames on a busy Sunderland street.

The blue car was driving along Washington Road, Hylton Castle, Sunderland, at 9.05pm last night, when it caught fire.

The driver escaped from the vehicle and firefighters from Fulwell Fire Station extinguished the blaze.

An eyewitness said: “A blue car was driving down Washington Road when it suddenly caught fire, the driver had to quickly escape from his car, phoned the fire brigade straight away, arrived and put the fire out before it got out of control.”