Dramatic photo captures car fireball in Coalisland

Thank you to Thomas Day, who captured the moment a car burst into flames in the centre of Coalisland.
Thank you to Thomas Day, who captured the moment a car burst into flames in the centre of Coalisland.

This dramatic picture of a car bursting into flames in Coalisland shows shocked bystanders watching the action unfold last night, Tuesday.

Fortunately, no one was inside the BMW at the time of the incident on Main Street, which was reported to the emergency services at around 8.16pm.

A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) said: “One Fire Appliance from Dungannon Fire Station was deployed to the scene of a car on fire in the area. No one was inside the vehicle. The incident finished at 8:49pm and is being treated as an accidental fire.”

A PSNI spokesperson confirmed they received a report of the incident also.

Thank you to Thomas Day for providing his photo of the moment the car ignited.