Fire crew extinguishes Earlston car blaze

Earlston residents acted quickly to alert the emergency services this morning after a car caught fire.

By Kevin Janiak
Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 10:41 am
The car on fire in Earlston. Photo: Martin Millar.
The car on fire in Earlston. Photo: Martin Millar.

Resident Martin Millar, who took the photos, said: “I just looked over and saw a car in flames, with a guy holding a mobile phone walking around it.

"I thought it was going to explode, and there were a few bangs, but the fire crew came 10 minutes after I called and put it out quickly.”

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We received calls that a car was on fire off the A68 in Earlston, opposite the rugby club, at 9.44am this morning.

The fire crew extinguishes the blaze. Photo: Martin Millar.

"We only sent one appliance, and the fire was extinguished using two BA (breathing apparatus) and two hosereel jets.

"Our crew is still in attendance."