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Firefighters called to Vauxhall Zafira car fire in Godinton Lane, Ashford

Fire crews tackled a car blaze in Godinton Lane, Ashford.

A mother and son had a narrow escape when the Vauxhall Zafira they were travelling in caught on fire.

Firefighters rushed to the scene opposite the Hare and Hounds on the A20 cross roads around 9pm last night.

A Vauxhall Zafira caught light. Pic: Ashford Barbarians
A Vauxhall Zafira caught light. Pic: Ashford Barbarians
Fire crews rushed to the scene. Pic: Ashford Barbarians
Fire crews rushed to the scene. Pic: Ashford Barbarians

One fire engine was sent to the scene and spent around 40 minutes tackling the flames.

Watch Manager Mark Thomas said crews believe the fire probably started as a result of an electrical fault.

Teams were at the scene for 40 minutes. Pic: Ashford Barbarians
Teams were at the scene for 40 minutes. Pic: Ashford Barbarians
The mother and son had a lucky escape. Pic: Ashford Barbarians
The mother and son had a lucky escape. Pic: Ashford Barbarians

He said: "A son had been taking his mum shopping when their vehicle caught fire.

"They quickly pulled over, got out of the car and called us, which is the right thing to do."

The car was completely gutted in the blaze.

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