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Mother rescues children from Brierley Hill car fire

A mother and her two young children were forced to flee their Vauxhall Zafira after the dashboard set on fire.


Crews from Brierley Hill were called to Commonside, Pensnett, at around 10.15am this morning after the alarm was raised.

The mother was able to get her children, one aged two-and-a-half and the other four months, out of the car quickly.

Staff at a nearby garage rushed to help and used a dry powder spray to put out the fire.

On arrival, firefighters used a hose reel to cool down the vehicle and ensure the fire did not start up again.

Fire crews said they had been told the vehicle had been recalled and checked over by experts only a fortnight before.

Crew commander Steve Porter said: "The mother acted quickly and got her two children out of the car.

"They were standing a good distance away from the vehicle when we arrived.

"Staff at a nearby garage used a spray to put out the fire.

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