Fishing trip ends with no car to drive home

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A Doncaster man’s evening fishing session turned to disaster when he returned to his car and found it was ablaze.

The Peugeot 207 had been parked on Lock Lane, Thorne, on Friday when it caught fire just before 9pm.

The angler was too far away to see what was happening, and by the time Thorne firefighters arrived the hatchback was just a burning shell.

“He had just come back from fishing at the canal to drive home when he saw what had happened,” said a spokesman for Thorne fire station.

“It’s a remote location and there wasn’t much we could do when we got there, there was nothing left.

“The car was so badly damaged we can’t say what caused the fire. It was a bit of a mess.”