Car fire in Wolverhampton "suspicious"

By Jordan Reynolds | Wolverhampton | Crime | Published:

A car went up in flames in "suspicious circumstances" in Wolverhampton.

The car on fire. Photo: Batchelor Media

Residents were woken up by the fire in Wendover Road at 3.25am today.

Firefighters used hose reel jets and breathing apparatus to extinguish the blaze.

A resident said: "My wife and I were woken by the car alarm and looked out the window to see flickering as the flames started to spread. We instantly called the fire services.

"Only a few minutes in and the car was fully ablaze. Tyres exploding every minute or so. Then what I could only assume was the car battery, as it sounded like a small bomb."

The car on fire. Photo: Batchelor Media

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Fire Service said: "We went to an address in Wendover Road.

"The car was well alight on open land.

"Firefighters requested the police because the fire was suspicious."

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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