[Updated] The Bermuda Fire Service responded to a car fire this morning [Sept 21] at approximately 9.45am on Rural Hill in Paget.
The driver told us that the car, with passengers including a young child, was traveling east near Treetops Nursery when the driver saw all warning lights coming on and pulled over. Smoke started coming from the front engine compartment area and all the people in the car got out safely.
About three passing cars stopped and used their extinguishers to help deal with the car fire before the Fire Service arrived on scene and hosed down the affected area.
Police were at the scene and directed traffic away from the area with commuters experiencing delays from the backlog of vehicles. Just east of the car fire scene, there was a minor accident where it did not appear that anyone was injured.
Update Sept 23, 5.41pm: A police spokesperson said, “Around 11am on Saturday, September 21st police officers and Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service personnel attended a reported car fire on South Road in Paget near the junction with Stowe Hill.
“Apparently the car was being driven along South Road at the time, causing the driver to pull to the side of the road. No one was injured in the incident; however the car apparently sustained front end damage. Traffic was temporarily delayed in the area until the damaged vehicle was towed away from the scene.”