UPDATE: Fire service share images of vehicle ‘destroyed’ by fire on A27

A car fire on the A27 Tangmere Roundabout near Chichester
A car fire on the A27 Tangmere Roundabout near Chichester

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service have shared images of a car destroyed by fire which caused delays on the A27 yesterday.

The images were posted on the service’s Twitter account this morning and show the extent of the damage.

The fire happened on the A27 Tangmere Roundabout near Chichester and spread to a nearby bike shed, fence and tree before the blaze was extinguished by fire crews.

A spokesperson for West Sussex Fire & Rescue said that the car and bike shed were ‘100 per cent destroyed’ by the blaze, as the pictures show.

The tree was also destroyed by the blaze, as was 70 per cent of the fence.

Fire crews were called at 4.48pm yesterday and police were also called to assist, with five vehicles at the scene and surrounding area.

The fire spread to a nearby bike shed, fence and tree before it was extinguished by fire crews

The fire spread to a nearby bike shed, fence and tree before it was extinguished by fire crews

Part the A27 was closed on the eastbound route between Portfield Roundabout and the junction with the A285. The road has since been re-opened. Westbound traffic was also affected.

Police said there were no reported injuries.

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