Car catches alight outside a Port Shepstone school

2016-05-12 06:00
The remains of the car that caught alight, being towed away.PHOTOS: KZN EMS

The remains of the car that caught alight, being towed away.PHOTOS: KZN EMS

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A PARKED car caught alight outside a school in Port Shepstone on Thursday afternoon.

Fortunately, nobody was hurt and the fire was extinguished by the fire department.

Paramedics however, say that a fire such as this is still a concern and that passersby or anyone close by should be cautious.

“Once car fires start, they can spread very quickly,” said KZN EMS spokesperson, Rob McKenzie.

“This fire could have engulfed the entire car as this usually happens within a few minutes,” he added.

He said if a fire starts, people must get out the car quickly and contact the fire department.

“Don’t delay by trying to save items from the car, and keep a safe distance,” he added.

The fire department can be contacted on 039 682 5555.

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