Suspicious blaze as car abandoned on A49

A fire which engulfed an abandoned car near Church Stretton is being treated as suspicious.

Photo: Church Stretton Fire Station
Photo: Church Stretton Fire Station

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze on the A49 in Leebotwood in the early hours of Monday was of 'doubtful ignition'.

One fire crew was mobilised from Church Stretton fire station around midnight, with the crew using a hose to tackle the fire.

Photo: Church Stretton Fire Station

The car's petrol tank was leaking and on fire, so foam was used to tackle the flames.

The car had been abandoned and police were also in attendance.

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