Fiat Punto bursts into flames on the Hardwick Roundabout, in King’s Lynn

The Fiat Punto at Hardwick Roundabout in King's Lynn. The Fiat Punto at Hardwick Roundabout in King's Lynn.

Monday, February 17, 2014
2:17 PM

The car, which caught fire at around 11.20 this morning, was almost completely destroyed in the blaze.

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The Fiat Punto at Hardwick Roundabout in King's Lynn.The Fiat Punto at Hardwick Roundabout in King's Lynn.

Firefighters were on the scene of the fire, on a slip road onto the roundabout from the east-bound A47, within minutes of receiving a call at 11.22am.

Crews had attended reports of a person falling into the river at Boal Quay, but they were rescued before the brigade arrived.

The busy roundabout ground to a halt while crews used hosereel jets, foam and breathing apparatus to tackle the fire.

Traffic was moving again within half an hour. The burnt-out shell of the car is still at the scene. The driver is believed to have escaped uninjured.

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