Car destroyed in fire in Dudley's High Street

By Dayna Farrington | Dudley | News | Published:

A car was completely destroyed after it caught fire in Dudley's busy High Street.

The car set on fire in Dudley's High Street this afternoon. Photo: Tina Higgins

Eight firefighters were sent to the scene to reports of a car well alight outside an Argos store shortly after 2pm today.

Dramatic photos and video footage from the scene show flames rising from the vehicle in the town centre.

A street sign was also damaged in the fire.

Watch how the fire took hold (Warning: strong language)

A spokesman from West Midlands Fire Service said: "We received the call at around 2.10pm to reports of a vehicle fire on the road, outside an Argos store. The vehicle was well alight on our arrival and was completely destroyed by the fire.

"Eight firefighters in total were sent to the scene, all from Dudley's fire station.

"There was some damage to a nearby street. We used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to bring the fire under control.

"The fire was out just before 2.30pm."

The car was completely destroyed in the fire. Photo: Dudley Town Police
Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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