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Bracknell road closed while firefighters tackled car blaze

Published: 28 Apr 2013 17:300 comments

A WOMAN'S car has been written off after its engine caught fire on the outskirts of Bracknell.

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Firefighters from Bracknell station rushed to Peacock Lane, near Easthampstead Park Conference Centre, at 5.05pm today (Sunday) to extinguish the flames - which destroyed the entire front suspension of the Vauxhall Astra estate.

The crew used one hose reel and a firefighter in breathing apparatus to put out the blaze and closed the road to traffic for about half an hour.

The driver - a woman thought to be in her early 30s - was unharmed.

It is believed the fire was caused by an electrical fault in the engine.

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