Car ‘exploded’ into flames outside Wanstead Tube station

A car exploded into flames outside Wanstead Tube station yesterday evening. Photo: Nicholas Jones

A car exploded into flames outside Wanstead Tube station yesterday evening. Photo: Nicholas Jones - Credit: Archant

An exploding people carrier caused a “massive” fire outside Wanstead Tube station yesterday evening.

A car exploded into flames outside Wanstead Tube station yesterday evening. Photo: Nicholas Jones

A car exploded into flames outside Wanstead Tube station yesterday evening. Photo: Nicholas Jones - Credit: Archant

Firefighters from Leytonstone were called at 6.45pm and had the fire under control within 15 minutes.

The blaze shocked commuters who took to social media with their surprise and shock.

Dayna tweeted: “Massive fire on Wanstead roundabout, hope the George is ok.”

Nicholas Jones wrote: “Not everyday you walk out of the tube to a car fire in #Wanstead. Good and quick work by @LondonFire.”


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The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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