Photos: Passengers Escape Car Fire In Paget

September 21, 2013

[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.”

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  1. Andrew Carmichael says:

    Always said, Peugeots were hot cars!

  2. Come On Man says:

    Peugeot not surprised.

  3. Nuffin but da Truth says:

    who wired up the boom box and speakers…

  4. Reckless by Default says:

    Would never buy a Peugeot……

  5. ggurl says:

    Glad you all were able to get out safely !

  6. margeI says:

    Bernews what is going on at the L.F W. airport it seems that there is no electricity !!!!!! and they are looking for flash lights !!!!!

    • Bernews says:

      Sorry…we have no idea to be honest…and with the Gombey Festival and the Lennon concert both on tonight we are stretched to our limit, so can’t even dash out and check!

    • Arthur - Atlanta says:

      Hmmm..and all the world wonders “what does a car fire in Paget have to do with no lights at the airport?”
      Kudo’s to those that unselfishly used their fire extinguishers to help.

  7. Bob says:

    Battery probably shorted on the hood.. Be amazed how often the wrong size battery is jammed under the hood with only the plastic terminal cap keeping the positive from grounding out..

  8. Prez says:

    When a Peugeot drives by you listen to the grinding noise the engine makes. Would never buy one.

  9. Harrington Sound Girl says:

    A Peugeot no less! I own one and never will again. Ask anyone with a Peugeot and they’ll tell you it’s a LEMON!