Fire service battle car fire in Hitchin as driver walks away unhurt

Fire crews were called to a car fire in Hitchin yesterday

Fire crews were called to a car fire in Hitchin yesterday - Credit: Archant

A driver escaped without injuries yesterday (Monday) following a car fire.

Fire crews were called to a car fire in Hitchin yesterday

Fire crews were called to a car fire in Hitchin yesterday - Credit: Archant

Fire crews from Hitchin were called at 5.38pm following reports of a silver Citron Picasso on fire on Brand Street, Hitchin.

Crews from Hitchin attended the scene and police were also called to assist the fire service in keeping traffic and members of the public away from the scene.

Vikki Lee, a member of the public at the scene, said: “I could see smell really bad smoke and plastic burning, I ran to the bottom of Bancroft and saw the bonnet on fire, but the driver kept on driving, he then stopped and tried to get out. By that time the fire brigade had arrived and helped him get out. They then tried to put the fire out, it took ages, it was really bad.”

Police closed the road at Grammar School Walk and recovered the car.

Hertfordshire Highways were also called to clear fluid off the road.

The road reopened at 8.25pm.

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