Investigation launched after car fire in Sunderland

Ferryboat Lane in Sunderland. Image copyright Google Maps.
Ferryboat Lane in Sunderland. Image copyright Google Maps.

An inquiry will be carried out into how a car blaze started in the early hours of today.

Firefighters from Marley Park Fire Station were called to a spot just off Ferryboat Lane, between Wessington Way and Town End Farm, just after 5am.

A Mercedes Benz saloon car had been found on fire, with the blaze largely in the passenger side of the vehicle.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to out out the fire.

Police are investigating, with any information to be reported to Northumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.