Member of public gives Rotherham fire crews a helping hand by putting out car blaze with a fire extinguisher

A member of the public gave a helping hand to Rotherham fire crews by putting out a car blaze with a fire extinguisher.

Sunday, 20th December 2015, 8:24 am

Fire officers were called to a car fire on Cedric Crescent in Thurcroft at 7.15am on December 20 but when they arrived they found that the flames were already out thanks to a quick-thinking resident.

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A spokesman for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said they thought the car was stolen

He added: “There wasn’t much left for us to do really, the fire had already been put out when we got there.”