Lucky escape as car crashes and catches fire

Car crash in Burwell today

Car crash in Burwell today - Credit: Cambs Fire

A driver escaped but his car looked to be written off after a crash in East Cambridgeshire .  

Emergency services were called to Burwell after a motorist rolled his car onto the side and the vehicle caught fire.  

Fire crews attended and police temporarily closed the road.

Car crash in Burwell today

Car crash in Burwell today - Credit: Cambs Fire


Car crash in Burwell today

Car crash in Burwell today - Credit: Cambs Fire

Car crash in Burwell today

Car crash in Burwell today - Credit: Cambs Fire

Car crash in Burwell today

Car crash in Burwell today - Credit: Cambs Fire


The incident happened just before 7am’ 

Brief details were provided by Burwell Community Fire Station.  


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They posted to their Facebook page: “A lucky escape for this driver this morning after their car rolled onto its side and caught fire. 

“ We worked with the police to resolve the incident #teamwork #mightyburwell #knowyourroads “ 

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Cambs Fire and Rescue confirmed later they were called at 5.27 on Thursday to a fire on Weirs Drove in Burwell.  

“Firefighters arrived to find a car well alight after it collided with a tree,” said a statement. 

“Wearing breathing apparatus, they extinguished the fire using a hose reel and returned to their station by 6.45am.” 

The statement added: “The cause of the fire was accidental.” 




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