Fire crews called to tackle "massive car fire" in Watford

Watford Observer: Fire crews called to tackle "massive car fire" Fire crews called to tackle "massive car fire"

Fire crews in Watford were called to a "massive car fire" at a busy petrol station this afternoon.

Firefighters from Watford’s Red Watch attended the blaze on the forecourt of the Tesco petrol station in Lower High Street.

The fire was extinguished from a grey Peugeot at just gone 1pm.

Two breathing apparatus and two hose reels were needed to put the fire out, which is believed to have been accidental.

The Red Watch Twitter account commented: "Just returned from a massive car fire on Tesco garage forecourt. Efficiently stopped in its tracks with no casualties".

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5:02pm Mon 25 Feb 13

jasonwatford says...

every little helps
every little helps jasonwatford

5:05pm Mon 25 Feb 13

chrisrobech says...

I thought a massive car fire would be more than one vehicle.
I thought a massive car fire would be more than one vehicle. chrisrobech

5:48pm Mon 25 Feb 13

E.Coli says...

One car parked away from the petrol pumps hardly massive.
One car parked away from the petrol pumps hardly massive. E.Coli

6:05pm Mon 25 Feb 13

pr76uk says...

It's not even a particularly massive car.
It's not even a particularly massive car. pr76uk

7:12pm Mon 25 Feb 13

pepsiman says...

Yea but not as big as the 'Da West Staines Massive' init
Yea but not as big as the 'Da West Staines Massive' init pepsiman

7:41pm Mon 25 Feb 13

LSC says...

The Red Watch Twitter account. This is how we get news these days?

Sad times, but at least I could get a job as a journalist. I know how to surf the internet.
The Red Watch Twitter account. This is how we get news these days? Sad times, but at least I could get a job as a journalist. I know how to surf the internet. LSC

11:10pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Hornets number 12 fan says...

What next? Massive Cat rescued from Giant Redwood!
What next? Massive Cat rescued from Giant Redwood! Hornets number 12 fan

8:41am Tue 26 Feb 13

garston tony says...

Some people might be interested in reading what the Fire Brigade do day to day so no need to criticise them for having a twitter account.

The car looks a proper mess so I can well imagine it being a fire ball. Lots of flamable stuff in a car even before you get to the fuel tank
Some people might be interested in reading what the Fire Brigade do day to day so no need to criticise them for having a twitter account. The car looks a proper mess so I can well imagine it being a fire ball. Lots of flamable stuff in a car even before you get to the fuel tank garston tony

10:43am Tue 26 Feb 13

LSC says...

garston tony wrote:
Some people might be interested in reading what the Fire Brigade do day to day so no need to criticise them for having a twitter account.

The car looks a proper mess so I can well imagine it being a fire ball. Lots of flamable stuff in a car even before you get to the fuel tank
I'm not knocking the account, just the fact we get our news reported from it.
I could do that myself, if I used Twitter.
[quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: Some people might be interested in reading what the Fire Brigade do day to day so no need to criticise them for having a twitter account. The car looks a proper mess so I can well imagine it being a fire ball. Lots of flamable stuff in a car even before you get to the fuel tank[/p][/quote]I'm not knocking the account, just the fact we get our news reported from it. I could do that myself, if I used Twitter. LSC

4:01pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Roadrunner38 says...

Amazing! They didn't cut the roof off!
Amazing! They didn't cut the roof off! Roadrunner38

4:17pm Tue 26 Feb 13

JohnnyHornet says...

Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
What next? Massive Cat rescued from Giant Redwood!
Tabby from a bush then !
[quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: What next? Massive Cat rescued from Giant Redwood![/p][/quote]Tabby from a bush then ! JohnnyHornet

7:08pm Tue 26 Feb 13

E.Coli says...

garston tony wrote:
Some people might be interested in reading what the Fire Brigade do day to day so no need to criticise them for having a twitter account.

The car looks a proper mess so I can well imagine it being a fire ball. Lots of flamable stuff in a car even before you get to the fuel tank
It may have spread to the town centre then?.
[quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: Some people might be interested in reading what the Fire Brigade do day to day so no need to criticise them for having a twitter account. The car looks a proper mess so I can well imagine it being a fire ball. Lots of flamable stuff in a car even before you get to the fuel tank[/p][/quote]It may have spread to the town centre then?. E.Coli

11:07am Wed 27 Feb 13

garston tony says...

So if it wasnt going to spread to the town centre they should have just left it? Is that what you're saying, because your comment doest make sense e.coli.

Everytime I drive past that petrol station there are lots of people waiting to fill up with petrol so its not inconceivable that there would have been a number of cars and people nearby. Petrol is flamable so there was a risk of an explosion when the heat/flames reached the fuel tank and cooked it. There would have been plenty of smoke possibly making it difficult for those driving past to get in/out of the store.

I know its their job but good on the brigade for another fire tackled in an effective way
So if it wasnt going to spread to the town centre they should have just left it? Is that what you're saying, because your comment doest make sense e.coli. Everytime I drive past that petrol station there are lots of people waiting to fill up with petrol so its not inconceivable that there would have been a number of cars and people nearby. Petrol is flamable so there was a risk of an explosion when the heat/flames reached the fuel tank and cooked it. There would have been plenty of smoke possibly making it difficult for those driving past to get in/out of the store. I know its their job but good on the brigade for another fire tackled in an effective way garston tony

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