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Police called after fire engulfs car in Swadlincote street

Police have been called to car fire in a Swadlincote street.

Officers from Derbyshire police were asked to attend the incident in High Street, Woodville, after reports of a fire last night (Saturday, February 19).

Firefighters from Derbyshire fire and rescue service were called at 8.14pm last night to reports of a car well alight.

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Firefighters from Swadlincote and Ashby fire stations attended and used breathing apparatus and a two hoses to extinguish the flames.

The fire had been extinguished by 9.46pm, a spokesman for the fire service said. No one was injured.

Images snapped by Lisa Russell show the car parked in a drive next to a shop well a light minutes before firefighters arrived at the scene.

A spokesman for the fire service said a fire investigation was later conducted Derbyshire police were called.

It has not been revealed whether the fire was started deliberately and Derbyshire police has been contacted for further details.

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