Father and daughter have lucky escape after car catches fire on Archers Road in Southampton

Daily Echo: Firefighters at the scene of the car fire in Archers Road, Southampton. Photo by Josh Donaldson Firefighters at the scene of the car fire in Archers Road, Southampton. Photo by Josh Donaldson

By Josh Donaldson

A FATHER and his young girl had a lucky escape this morning after the car they were in suddenly caught fire.

Ryan Drouet, 32, was travelling along Archers Road in Southampton with his daughter when flames started coming from his Renault Laguna.

The pair were unhurt if a little shaken, with Mr Drouet none the wiser as to why the fire started in the 15-year-old car’s engine.

He said: “The car has always been fine, but as soon as I saw the fire I rang 999 and they dealt with it really quickly.”

The fire service were on the scene by 8.45am and quickly had the blaze under control.

Watch manager Shaun Cheeseman was also puzzled by the blaze.

“By looking at the car, there is no clear reason as to why it started and at this point the cause is unknown.”

The fire was contained to the vehicle, and nobody was hurt at the scene.

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10:11am Thu 24 Apr 14

malcher says...

Glad they're ok.
Good work again from local paper with local knowledge: looks like Bannister Road to me!
Glad they're ok. Good work again from local paper with local knowledge: looks like Bannister Road to me! malcher
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10:33am Thu 24 Apr 14

SotonGreen says...

Well the car was probably brought to a halt after it caught fire, pedant :)
Well the car was probably brought to a halt after it caught fire, pedant :) SotonGreen
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12:22pm Thu 24 Apr 14

loonaloop says...

malcher wrote:
Glad they're ok.
Good work again from local paper with local knowledge: looks like Bannister Road to me!
Tis Bannister Rd on junction of Hulse Rd. Well done driver for not opening the bonnet could have been alot worse.
[quote][p][bold]malcher[/bold] wrote: Glad they're ok. Good work again from local paper with local knowledge: looks like Bannister Road to me![/p][/quote]Tis Bannister Rd on junction of Hulse Rd. Well done driver for not opening the bonnet could have been alot worse. loonaloop
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1:28pm Thu 24 Apr 14

dango says...

bigfella7777 wrote:
If they'd been on bikes this wouldn't have happened. I dig hung dudes.
you seem to have gained an extra '7' :D
[quote][p][bold]bigfella7777[/bold] wrote: If they'd been on bikes this wouldn't have happened. I dig hung dudes.[/p][/quote]you seem to have gained an extra '7' :D dango
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3:46pm Thu 24 Apr 14

S!monOn says...

malcher wrote:
Glad they're ok.
Good work again from local paper with local knowledge: looks like Bannister Road to me!
Yes, but where was he when the fire started? Probably on Archers Road :)
[quote][p][bold]malcher[/bold] wrote: Glad they're ok. Good work again from local paper with local knowledge: looks like Bannister Road to me![/p][/quote]Yes, but where was he when the fire started? Probably on Archers Road :) S!monOn
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1:20pm Fri 25 Apr 14

cliffwalker says...

The age of the car is a clue to the cause of the fire. Not just wear and tear but also cars in 1990s were beginning to get more and more electrical and electronic features added and the associated problems and risks only started to be properly addressed in the 2000s.
The age of the car is a clue to the cause of the fire. Not just wear and tear but also cars in 1990s were beginning to get more and more electrical and electronic features added and the associated problems and risks only started to be properly addressed in the 2000s. cliffwalker
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