The moment a car goes up in flames on Swansea road

By Nino Williams

Traffic was temporarily diverted after a car went up in flames on a Swansea Road.

Emergency services were called to the incident on Ffordd y Mynydd in Birchgrove on Saturday afternoon, in which a car was totally destroyed.

Fellow motorist Tracy Gilbert, who witnessed the blaze, said: "It was very scary.

"I’m so glad the person got out in time as it could have been a lot worse. You could hear the bangs from afar".

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Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service sent crews from Morriston and Pontardawe to attend the incident, shortly before 1pm.

Fire fighters extinguished the blaze using two hose reel jets and one breathing apparatus.

A South Wales Police spokesman said: "We were called at 1.17pm on the September 4 by Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service following reports of a car on fire at Ffordd Y Mynydd, Birchgrove.

"Officers were asked to attend to assist with traffic management".

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