A car dramatically caught fire and burst into flames at Old Street roundabout last Tuesday, as dozens of bystanders looked on.
Dozens of pedestrians gathered to witness the incident at around 10pm on Wednesday, which was tended to by fire crews from the nearby Shoreditch Fire Station, who speedily put out the blaze.
A501 Old Street Rbt – Old St is blocked southbound due to a car Fire. Traffic is tailing back to Shepherdess Walk. Approach with caution.
— TfL Traffic News (@TfLTrafficNews) March 8, 2016
Michael Berg, who posted photos of the scenes, wrote on Twitter: “Whole car on fire at Old Street in the road, could feel the heat from car!”
— Michael Berg (@shoreditche2) March 8, 2016
Police also attended to manage traffic but no one was injured.
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) March 9, 2016
London Fire Brigade said in a statement: “A huge amount of people saw a car burst into flame near Old Street roundabout in Islington yesterday night.
“Several calls alerted the Brigade to the blaze. One fire engine from Shoreditch fire station attended the scene and firefighters put out the fire in a few minutes.
“Thankfully nobody was injured. The police were also on the scene to manage the traffic. The Brigade was called at 2216 and the fire was under control by 22:32.
Just a car on fire by Old Street station, move along folks. pic.twitter.com/QJ3IZV55r3
— Luis Ouriach (@disco_lu) March 8, 2016