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Fire engulfs 'suspected stolen' car in rural Shropshire

A suspected stolen car was wrecked in a fire at an isolated location in rural Shropshire.

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Firefighters were scrambled from the station at Telford Central to Sherriffhales Drive, in Sherriffhales, near Shifnal, at 5.29pm on Wednesday.

When they arrived they found one car fully involved in fire. It was put out by firefighters donning breathing apparatus and using one hose reel jet and small gear.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said the car was suspected to have been stolen.

The spokesman said; "Police received a call from Shropshire Fire and Rescue service at around 6.15pm on Wednesday March 1 reporting they were responding to a car on fire on private land in Sheriffhales Drive in Sheriffhales.

"The car has been completely destroyed by fire, it is suspected to be a stolen car but has not been professionally examined yet to confirm."

A spokesman for Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service said: "This incident involved one car fully involved in fire.

"Crews extinguished using one hose reel jet and two breathing apparatus."

The fire crew sent their stop message at 6.07pm.

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