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Kent Fire and Rescue Service extinguishes car fire on roundabout in New Haine Road.


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Firefighters were called to a car that burst into flames on a roundabout near Westwood Cross.

The fire caused a queue from the roundabout. Picture: Paul Wells
The fire caused a queue from the roundabout. Picture: Paul Wells

Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called to the New Haine Road roundabout in front of Sainsbury's at 1.58pm.

A KFRS spokesman said: “One fire engine was called from the Margate station to attend to a burning car on the roundabout.

“The police opted to use traffic control and the road was not closed.”

The car was found on the New Haine Road roundabout. Picture: Paul Wells
The car was found on the New Haine Road roundabout. Picture: Paul Wells

Driver Paul Wells was going to the shops when he was delayed by the incident.

He said: “The traffic was stopped when the fire brigade turned up and we waited in a queue which backed up quickly.

“I only noticed the smoke as we approached.”

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