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Crews battle car fire in Telford underpass

By Rory Smith | Leegomery | News | Published:

Smoke poured from an underpass in Telford as crews battled to put out a car on fire in the early hours of the morning.

Smoke filled the tunnel as crews battled the fire. Photo: Amber Watch Wellington

Fire appliances were sent into a tunnel in Leegomery just after 1am yesterday after it was reported a car had been set alight.

Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service sent two fire engines from Wellington and an operations officer along with members of Green Watch Wellington.

Smoke filled the tunnel as crews battled the fire. Photo: Amber Watch Wellington

Fire crews used breathing apparatus while entering the tunnel and a hosereel jet to extinguish the fire.

The vehicle was left completely gutted and the tunnel with fire damage throughout.

The gutted car once the fire had been put out. Photo: Amber Watch Wellington

On the day of the incident, Amber Watch Wellington posted on social media: "At 01.10 this morning crews along with their colleagues from Green Watch Wellington were called to reports of a car on fire in a underpass in Leegomery.

"Upon arrival it was discovered that a car was fully involved on fire and fire fighters quickly got to work dealing with incident using breathing apparatus and hosereel jets to extinguish the fire.

"Any info on this incident please call the police on 101."

Smoke filled the tunnel as crews battled the fire. Photo: Amber Watch Wellington
Rory Smith

By Rory Smith
Reporter - @rorysmith_star

Trainee news reporter based at the Shropshire Star's Ketley office in Telford.

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