See the moment firefighters tackled car blaze in South Tyneside

A car burst into flames on a busy South Tyneside road this afternoon.

Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 12:56 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd November 2016, 1:02 pm
The incident took place on Leam Lane. Image copyright Google Maps.

As a video captured by a Gazette reader shows, the fire brigade was quickly on the scene of the incident, on the A194 in Jarrow.

Traffic built up after the road was closed while emergency services dealt with it.

The incident took place on Leam Lane. Image copyright Google Maps.

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An eyewitness said: "The car was on fire and held all the traffic up.

"It's bad for traffic around that area anyway because of the ongoing works at Lindisfarne roundabout.

"I'd urge people to avoid the area."

We will bring you more on this as we get it.

The incident took place on Leam Lane. Image copyright Google Maps.