A 'FRIGHTENED' woman described her terrifying ordeal as flames and smoke forced her to be trapped in her back garden.

The victim, who wished not the identified, was watching telly at the time when she could smell smoke coming from outside into her house in Frobisher, Bracknell on December 29.

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She said: "It was really frightening and I didn't sleep very much because I kept thinking if there was something smouldering in the car again, it was just pure fear.

"By the time the fire department got me around and out to the front of the house, I noticed the neighbours standing and watching."

The Vauxhall Astra randomly burst into flames with smoke plummeting into the air, spreading onto the garage and burning her second car on the driveway.

Her next door neighbour Joanne noticed a fire had started just as she was getting ready to go to bed and shouted to her partner Ian for help.

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Ian said: "My partner run into the bedroom saying 'next door is on fire' and the car was blazing badly so I told her to get out of the house.

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"Fire was engulfing the front door so I banged on the family's door next to mine to help get them out. That was the instinct to make everyone safe.

"I couldn't get any closer to the woman's door because it was getting taller and taller. The smoke was horrendous and our house stunk afterwards."

Nearby neighbours handed out cups of coffee as fire crews from Bracknell and Ascot Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) tackled the fire.

The victim added: "I have lived here for 15 years and nothing like this has ever happened, one neighbour told me she had to come out and watch as there was 'drama'."

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A RBFRS spokesman said: "At 10.46pm on Sunday, 29 December, we received reports of a fire at a property in Frobisher, Bracknell.

"Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service crews from Bracknell and Ascot were sent to the scene.

"Upon arrival firefighters found a car fire affecting a nearby property.

"Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued one person from the property and used one hose reel to extinguish the fire, before ventilating the property. Firefighters were on scene for just over an hour."