Shropshire Star

Burnt-out car left in middle of floodwater after electrical fault starts blaze

Police have temporarily closed a road to recover a burnt out road left in a flood this morning.

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The charred remains of the Mini were left in the road this morning. Photo: North Shropshire's Safer Neighbourhood Team

Emergency services were called to a car fire on Sedgeford Road/Prees Road just outside of Whitchurch at just after 7am.

A photo shared by North Shropshire's Safer Neighbourhood Team showed the burnt-out Mini surrounded by floodwater on the road.

One fire appliance was mobilised from Whitchurch fire station, and police also attended the scene.

The fire service reported the blaze was caused by an electric fault and the vehicle involved has been "severely damaged" by the fire.

Emergency services have now cleared the wrecked Mini and police have reopened the road.