Firefighters tackled suspected stolen vehicle blaze

Firefighters have tackled a car fire after a suspected stolen vehicle was found alight on a dirt track opposite a housing estate.

Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, 4:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, 5:24 pm
Firefighters were called to the incident

Crews were called to the scene at around 2pm today, Tuesday after a resident reported seeing a Seat Leon ablaze opposite Balmoral Drive in Leigh.

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One fire engine from Leigh attended the scene and the flames were quickly extinguished by a firefighter using a hose.

Police were also present at the scene as the vehicle was suspected to be stolen.

Luckily there were no injuries as a result of the fire, however the vehicle was not fully recovered.