Car explodes at commercial garage

Scene of the fire at MH Miller and Son Car and Van Sales on White Lund on Wednesday. Fire was at 4.20. Pic taken 5.15.
Scene of the fire at MH Miller and Son Car and Van Sales on White Lund on Wednesday. Fire was at 4.20. Pic taken 5.15.

A CAR exploded in a commercial garage in Morecambe on Wednesday afternoon, causing widespread fire and smoke damage to the rest of the building.

Lancaster and Morecambe fire crews attended the garage in Westgate, White Lund Industrial Estate, at 4.20pm, but quickly brought the fire under control.

Scene of the fire at MH Miller and Son Car and Van Sales on White Lund on Wednesday. Fire was at 4.20. Pic taken 5.15.

Scene of the fire at MH Miller and Son Car and Van Sales on White Lund on Wednesday. Fire was at 4.20. Pic taken 5.15.

Witnesses said they saw smoke billowing out of the roof of the building, and that most of the roof had been destroyed.

The North West Ambulance Service said there were no casualties as a result of the explosion.