FIREFIGHTERS tackled a car blaze in Cwmbran last week after smoke erupted from the vehicle's glovebox.

This dramatic photograph shows flames erupting from the silver Ford in the Greenmeadow neighbourhood of Cwmbran on Wednesday, February 5.


"I got halfway down the road before smoke started coming through the glove compartment," South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) reported the owner as saying. "Within minutes it was on fire.

"Fire brigade had it under control really quickly. Thanks SWFRS.”

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(A SWFRS firefighter tackles a car fire in Greenmeadow, Cwmbran. Picture: SWFRS/Twitter)

A fire service spokeswoman said SWFRS received the call at around 8.20pm on Wednesday, February 5. No injuries were reported, she added, and the fire crew extinguished the fire by 8.43am.