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Car bursts into flames on Silicon Roundabout

PUBLISHED: 10:09 10 March 2016 | UPDATED: 11:06 10 March 2016

People look on as the car burns. Picture: @adammarkjones

People look on as the car burns. Picture: @adammarkjones

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A car burst into flames near Silicon Roundabout in Old Street on Tuesday night.

"I thought it was going to blow from the sounds it was making"

Passer-by Adam Jones

Dozens of people witnessed the incident and alerted fire crews at Shoreditch, who quickly put out the blaze.

Passer-by Adam Jones captured the scene with two photos showing people looking on at the fire-ravaged car.

The fire was captured by passer-by Adam Mark Jones @adammarkjonesThe fire was captured by passer-by Adam Mark Jones @adammarkjones

He told the Gazette: “I was coming from the underground when I smelt smoke and then heard the sirens. As I emerged I heard a pop and looked around to see a car on fire.

“LFB were already on the scene – it helped they are stationed close by – and had it out in under a minute. Brave guys – I thought it was going to blow from the sounds it was making.”

Police also attended to manage traffic but no one was injured.


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