Man’s Vehicle Battery Catches on Fire in Oxford, England
OXFORD, ENGLAND – According to a news story published online at oxfordmail.co.uk, a man’s vehicle battery caught on fire while he was driving in Oxford, England. The man was driving a van when he smelled smoke and pulled over to find that the vehicle was on fire.*
The incident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, in Oxford. A man was driving on a country road near the Bicester Golf Club, when he started to smell smoke inside his van. He reportedly pulled over on the side of the road and discovered that the back of his van was completely on fire.
The Bicester Fire Station and the Kidlington Fire Station were called to the scene, and they worked to extinguish the fire. The fire crews were reportedly wearing breathing masks during the incident and closed down the roadway to clear the scene.
Oxford Mail and fire crews confirmed that the driver of the van, who was not identified in the Oxford Mail report, was not injured. He was able to get out of the can before sustaining any burn or inhalation injuries. It does not appear that anyone else was injured in the incident, either.
After the fire, crews from one of the fire stations posted images of the burned van on social media and stated that the fire had been caused by the vehicle’s battery. The post said that the battery experienced a short while the man was driving the van, which ignited the battery.
No further information about the fire has been reported at this time.
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