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Driver flees after late night car fire

PUBLISHED: 09:14 27 December 2019 | UPDATED: 09:14 27 December 2019

The scene of the car fire on Somerleyton Road, Oulton. Picture: Lowestoft South Fire Station Twitter

The scene of the car fire on Somerleyton Road, Oulton. Picture: Lowestoft South Fire Station Twitter

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Emergency services were called out to tackle a car fire after a vehicle careered off a village road.

Three fire crews, police and the East of England Ambulance Service were alerted to the crash on Somerleyton Road, Oulton near Lowestoft at 11.12pm on December 26 following reports that people were still inside the vehicle.

But, on arrival, the occupants had already fled from the scene.

A crew from north Lowestoft fire station and two crews from Lowestoft South fire station spent just over 30 minutes tackling the blaze and soon had the incident under control.

The scene was cleared by 11.45pm.

Lowestoft South Fire Station tweeted: "#GreenWatch mobilised @ 23:13 along with on-call crews from @NthLowestoft16 and #LowestoftSouth, plus #Police & #Ambulance staff to car fire persons reported in Oulton.

"No persons located in vehicle, 2BA (breathing apparatus) and 2HRJ (hose reel jets) used to extinguish fire."

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