September 3, 2018 4.19 pm This story is over 64 months old

Car bursts into flames in Grimsby

An eyewitness said nobody was injured

Humberside Fire & Rescue rushed to the scene as a car broke down and burst into flames in Grimsby on Monday afternoon.

According to an eyewitness, the occupant managed to escape unharmed from the blaze, which happened on Humberston Avenue in Grimsby after 3pm on Monday, September 3.

Stephen J Mansell told Lincolnshire Reporter that the fire brigade had struggled to get through after a car broken down in the roadworks.

Humberside Fire & Rescue attended the scene and the incident was reported to police at 3.30pm.

The fire crew hard at work putting out the fire. Photo: Stephen J Mansell

Stephen said: “Nobody was injured. I was helping to push a broken down car out of the roadworks when it caught fire next to Bannatyne Health Spa.

“An older lady driver was on her own and there were two of us assisting her when the flames appeared. Cars stopped suddenly blocking the roads.”

See the damage caused by the fire. Photo: Stephen J Mansell

A spokesperson for Humberside Fire & Rescue said: “One car is well alight and we are asking for police due to it blocking Humberston Avenue by the roadworks in that area.”

A spokesperson for Humberside Police added: “It was non suspicious and accidental, the car started smoking and set alight. Recovery is still underway and there are traffic problems, so it is advised to avoid the area if possible as the road is still blocked.”