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Blaze in his bonnet


Blaze in his bonnet

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Taxi owner Allan Carrington is counting his lucky stars after escaping unscathed from his burning car yesterday.

He is also grateful to the observant police officer who pulled up alongside his 2002 BMW Five Series vehicle as he was travelling along Fairchild Street, The City, to alert him that there was smoke coming from the bonnet.

“I drove here (in front of the old Empire Theatre on Probyn Street) immediately and parked and ran across and called the fire service,” Carrington said.

Fire officers, with one tender, extinguished the fire around the car’s engine.

Carrington was unsure of the extent of the damage.

Here, firemen putting out the fire on Probyn Street. (GC)