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‘Bang like a small explosion’ as car catches fire in Upper Holloway

PUBLISHED: 15:40 20 March 2020 | UPDATED: 15:45 20 March 2020

Blazing car in Upper Holloway. Picture: John Dickson

Blazing car in Upper Holloway. Picture: John Dickson

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A car “exploded” into flames in Upper Holloway this afternoon.

Blazing car in Upper Holloway. Picture: John DicksonBlazing car in Upper Holloway. Picture: John Dickson

The London Fire Brigade received 15 phone calls at about 12.40pm reporting that a car was ablaze in Holloway Road at the junction with St John’s Grove.

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Firefighters extinguished the flames by about 1pm.

Onlooker John Dickson told the Gazette: “I didn’t see the initial bang but I ear it because I was walking down the Holloway Road after an unsuccessful attempt to find some food. I heard the bang, like a small explosion. I was probably a thousands yards away and I still heard it.

Firefighters tackle blazing car in Upper Holloway. Picture: John DicksonFirefighters tackle blazing car in Upper Holloway. Picture: John Dickson

“The car was ablaze. The fire brigade were there within minutes and they put it out. I have no idea why it set alight.”

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