Posted: Sat 3rd Mar 2018

£100,000 BMW supercar destroyed by fire close to Flintshire border.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Mar 3rd, 2018

A BMW i8 Coupé worth around £100,000 has been destroyed after bursting into flames on a road near Lower Kinnerton on the Cheshire – Flintshire border.

Cheshire Fire Service were called just after 9.30am this morning to the fire on Brick Road which runs from Bretton to Lower Kinnerton around two miles from Broughton Retail Park.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire which engulfed the hybrid, petrol, electric powered supercar.

A photograph posted by the @ChesterPolice twitter account shows the aftermath of the fire with the white i8 Coupé, which BMW’s boasts does 0 to 62mph in just 4.4 seconds – completely burnt out.

Chester Police tweeted: “PCSO Downey helping with road closures whilst the road is made safe by highways and this burnt out sports car is recovered. Expect delays for another hour between #Dodleston and #Bretton during this time. Thankfully nobody was injured!!”

In a statement on their website Cheshire Fire Service said it was called to a “Small vehicle fire near Chester” at 9.36am adding; “Firefighters from Penketh used a hose reel jet and breathing apparatus to tackle a vehicle fire in Lower Kinnerton, near Chester.”

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