PICTURED: Car bursts into flames after driver uses aerosol then lights up at the wheel

By Adele Forrest | 07/09/2017

PICTURED: Car bursts into flames after driver uses aerosol then lights up at the wheel
The damage caused to the car

THIS is the damage caused to a car after a driver sprayed air freshener and then lit a cigarette.

The man had to be taken to hospital following the incident and now the fire service has warned people about the potential dangers.

A crew from Edlington station was called to the scene (pictured) on Sheffield Road, Conisbrough, just after 9am on Saturday, August 26.

A South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said: “The fire was out when firefighters arrived but the explosion had caused significant damage to the vehicle and resulted in the driver being injured.”

She warned people of the dangers of using aerosol cans in confined spaces and advised drivers to ensure their vehicle was well ventilated if they were using smoking materials.


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