Car catches fire in Kettlethorpe

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A motorist had to call the fire brigade when his car burst into flames.

Firefighters from Wakefield were called to Fairbrook Road in Kettlethorpe, at 11am this morning.

Crew commander Gary Hale said the man had been on his way home in a Kia Optima, when he noticed smoke coming from the car. The man pulled over, and the car caught fire.

He added: “He managed to get himself out and no one was hurt.”