Dramatic scenes as car bursts into flames on main road in Wigan
The driver realised something was wrong and pulled the vehicle over.
The incident happened on Atherton Road in Hindley at around 9.45pm on Thursday.
Firefighters said the driver of the grey Volvo 4x4 noticed the engine spluttering and brought the car to a halt.
The engine compartment then burst into flames.
Fortunately the occupants managed to get out of the vehicle and called the emergency services.
Firefighters were able to get to the scene within a few minutes and used a hose reel to extinguish the flames.
The engine compartment was completely destroyed by the fire.
The fire crew remained at the scene for around 20 minutes.
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