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SHOPPERS looked on in shock as a car burst into flames on the car park at Asda in Pilsworth.

Smoke was spotted coming from a red Toyota MR2 as it parked up at the supermarket at 1.40pm last Wednesday.

The 50-year-old male driver managed to get out of the vehicle after noticing the flames.

But the fire quickly spread to a blue Ford Fiesta parked nearby, causing serious damage to both vehicles.

Firefighters from Whitefield spent 45 minutes putting out the blaze.

A fault in the fuel line to the engine is believed to have started the fire.

Phil Courtnell, watch commander at Whitefield fire station, said: “There was quite a large crowd at Asda because it was such a big fire. There was a lot of black smoke. It attracted a lot of shoppers, as people were concerned about the fire spreading to their own vehicle.

“While the majority of car fires are arson, about 10 per cent are down to faults in the fuel system.”

Original article: http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/burynews/5014496.Inferno_in_store_car_park/
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Re:MR2's are getting rarer and rarer 11 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 108
Bloody hell I'd cry
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Looks like a mrk III to me, pity the owner hope he had fully comp.
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pretty hardcore fire, looks like the Fiesta next to it is on the way out also... good reason NOT to leave your dog locked in the car...
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slipsliderg wrote:
Looks like a mrk III to me, pity the owner hope he had fully comp.

Ha Ha how can you tell its a blaze. i just realised we put loads inot our cars but how many of us have ever thought of fuel lines cos i tell you it never came to my mind but now after seeing/reading tat ill be thinking differently
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#5948
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Fires in car are generally caused by people wiring in there own item. One case comes to mind in Ireland were the horn was wired with domestic wiring and connectors. Not using the correct wire type and however it got wired the poor people lost a family member due to their mistake.

A very hard lesson to learn.

In that regard thank funk we have an NCT of some description.
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#5954
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This reminds me to check all my fuel connections when I get home!

I have loads of piping and connectors as I have 2 pumps and a swirl pot.
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reminds me also to get a fire extinguisher for the motor,just in case...
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