Police keeping ‘open mind’ on cause of March car fire which left man with severe burns

A MAN suffered severe burns in a car fire in March last night - but the cause of the blaze remains a mystery.

Emergency services were called to Abbeygate Court, near Cassanos, shortly after 9pm after the car burst into flames.

Firefighters arrived to find a man, believed to be about 45, lying on the floor injured and unable to speak.

A police spokesman said: “The man was taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries, and has since been moved to a burns unit at a hospital in East Grinstead, Sussex.

“We are carrying out a joint investigation with the fire service and are keeping an open mind as to how the fire started.

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“Details are still very sketchy and we are keen to speak to the man who was injured.”

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said paramedics treated the man at the scene for “extensive burns”.

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One fire engine from March attended the incident and extinguished the fire using breathing apparatus and two hose reels.

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