Disaster averted after flaming car rolls into parked vehicle on South Yorkshire street

Manor Drive in Whiston (pic: Google)
Manor Drive in Whiston (pic: Google)
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Fire crews prevented a major blaze after a car which was alight rolled back into another vehicle.

Firefighters from Rotherham station were called to Manor Drive in Whiston this morning, at around 2am.

They found flames tearing through one car, which subsequently rolled backwards into another vehicle.

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But they managed to extinguish the fire before it could spread to the neighbouring car, which sustained only minor damage.

The crew remained at the scene for about an hour.

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It is not known at this stage how the fire started.