Car bursts into flames in Dudley street

Plumes of black smoke billowed into the air after a car burst into flames in a residential street in Dudley.

Car bursts into flames in Dudley street

Residents were told to keep their windows and doors closed as firefighters tackled the blaze in Grazebrook Road yesterday morning.

The fire, which started just before 8am, was not thought to be suspicious. Chiefs believe it was caused by a fault with the Volkswagen Golf. Nobody was hurt.

Carl Hill, crew commander at Dudley Fire Station, said: "On arrival we were presented with a car fire, a Volkswagen Golf was well alight - 90 per cent on fire.

"There was a lot of smoke billowing towards neighbouring houses. We checked the wellbeing of residents of the houses."

A man was also taken to hospital after suffering burns when a fire broke out at an auto repairs garage in Bilston.

Crews from Bilston and Wolverhampton were called to the site in Bell Street at around 1pm yesterday.

West Midlands Fire Service said it was small fire that which began accidentally.

The victim suffered four per cent burns to his hand and leg and was taken to New Cross Hospital for treatment.

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