OUTWELL: Dramatic picture of fire-fighters tackling car fire

THIS was the dramatic scene from Hall Road, Outwell, on Tuesday, when fire crews were called to extinguish a car fire. One fire crew from Wisbech attended the blaze, close to Hall Road s junction with the A1101, on Tuesday afternoon. A fire service spokes

THIS was the dramatic scene from Hall Road, Outwell, on Tuesday, when fire crews were called to extinguish a car fire.

One fire crew from Wisbech attended the blaze, close to Hall Road's junction with the A1101, on Tuesday afternoon.

A fire service spokeswoman said: "The caller was a female driver, who noticed smoke coming from her car as she slowed down for the junction."

Two fire-fighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the blaze using one hose reel. The road was blocked while they tackled the flames.

The spokeswoman added: "It is believed that the fire was caused by a fuel leak, which had squirted petrol onto the hot engine and ignited.