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Dramatic pictures show car fire in East Hill Tesco car park

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Original article from Kent Live

Tesco shoppers were shocked to see a huge car fire in a car park in Dartford.

The vehicle was engulfed in flames in the busy car park but thankfully no one was hurt.

Firefighters raced to the scene in East Hill at around 4pm on Sunday (August 1).

They sent one fire engine and crews wore equipment to aid their breathing while they put out the flames.

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One person who witnessed the incident said the car began smoking under the bonnet and the owner immediately called the fire service.

It took less than two minutes for the car to be fully engulfed in flames.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental, and no casualties have been reported.

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The fire crews were able to ensure the blaze was under control within a matter of minutes, with the official 'stop time' recorded at 4.10pm.

A spokesperson for Kent Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called on August 1 to reports of a car alight in East Hill, Dartford.

The car after the fire in East Hill

"One fire engine attended and crews wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the flames.

"No casualties were reported.

"It’s cause is believed to be accidental."

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