Muswell Hill man captures picture of car bursting into flames in high street

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A car burst into flames in Muswell Hill on Wednesday evening - Credit: Chris Stone

A Muswell Hill man taking photos of his son has captured the moment a car burst into flames.

On Wednesday evening (October 13), Chris Stone was out buying a present for his partner with the couple's son Joshua, and stopped to take pictures of the four-year-old jumping off steps.

As they walked back onto the high street, Chris was amazed to see flames coming out of a car outside of Barnard Marcus estate agents.

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The car was badly damaged in the fire but no injuries were reported - Credit: Richard Walls

Chris told the Ham&High: "When we arrived it was only small, and I happened to have my camera with me so we stayed to watch as the emergency services came.

"Joshua's granddad was a firefighter so he was very interested in watching them put out the fire."

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) confirmed firefighters were called to a car alight on Muswell Hill Broadway.

The fire service said there were no reports of any injuries.

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LFB was called at 5.09pm and said the fire was under control by 5.26pm. One fire engine from Hornsey Fire Station was at the scene.

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Muswell Hill resident Chris Stone captured the moment a car set on fire - Credit: Chris Stone