Firefighters attended a car fire at a service station on the Killadeas Road, Kesh last week.

The car, which was parked at Castle Archdale Service Station, was engulfed in flames.

An eye witness to the incident told The Impartial Reporter that the car was “about five metres away from the petrol pumps”. The onlooker added: “Emergency services (police) tried a few times to put out the fire but were not successful. I’d say if the firefighters were five minutes later the car would have blew.”

One fire service appliance from Irvinestown Fire Station attended the incident following a call at 5.51pm on Monday, May 11.

A spokeswoman for the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) stated: “Firefighters were called to a car on fire on Killadeas Road, Kesh on Monday evening. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and use a jet to extinguish the fire. The incident was dealt with by 6.10pm and the fire is believed to have started accidentally.”