Fire crews tackle blaze after car catches fire near Hastings

Emergency services were called to tackle a car fire after the vehicle caught alight this afternoon (Saturday, March 27).

A spokesman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called at 1.11pm to a car fire in Fairlight Road. It was well alight when we got there."

Fire crews used breathing apparatus, foam and one hose reel to put the fire out.

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There were no casualties.

Crews working to put out the car fire this afternoon

Chris Sanderson, who lives near to where the incident took place, described it as 'quite spectacular' and said the fire service arrived on the scene within three minutes.

She said: "I was in my house and I saw billows of smoke and I thought someone had lit a fire somewhere. Then there was a big bang - [the car's] diesel tank had exploded."