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Ipswich: Man escapes van after it bursts into flames near petrol station

13:19 20 January 2014

A van on fire at the Asda roundabout in Ipswich.

A van on fire at the Asda roundabout in Ipswich.

Sarah Lucy brown

Police were called to the roundabout by the Asda superstore in the Whitehouse area of Ipswich just before noon.

The male driver said he had incorrectly filled the van with petrol instead of diesel before it caught alight.

Officers closed part of the roundabout to let firefighters control the flames and smoke.

Smoke could be seen coming from the vehicle which had its bonnet destroyed in the fire.

The front tyre on the driver’s side also perished in the flames.

Traffic was flowing again by about 12.40pm.

6 comments

  • Pulitzer prize winning article 80)

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    Lulu

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

  • Ha ha ha. That made my day. What a twit.

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    Newsmaster Excalibur

    Monday, January 20, 2014

  • According to your report he has got off lightly, he only needs a new bonnet and tyre !!!

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    Sir Casm

    Monday, January 20, 2014

  • oops ,bet his insurance company takes him off their christmas card list

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    pandy

    Monday, January 20, 2014

  • RIP front tyre :-(

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    Liam Dodd

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

  • Wow good job they put the map up i was struggling to work out where the asda roundabout was. Just needs a bit of a polish it will be fine

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    Joe bloggs

    Friday, January 24, 2014

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