Crews battle blaze as car on driveway engulfed in fireball

Foxglove Corner
Firefighters battled the inferno for about 45 minutes early on New Year’s Day (Photo: Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service)

A BLAZING car was the first call-out of 2020 for Ringwood firefighters in the early hours of New Year’s Day.


The alarm was raised shortly after 12.30am as the vehicle was being engulfed by flames on the driveway of a property in Foxglove Corner, Highwood.

The Ringwood crew was joined by colleagues from Fordingbridge as it spent about 45 minutes battling to contain the fire which gutted the vehicle.

Police were alerted amid doubts over the cause of the fire, which gutted the car (Photo: Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service)

Police were informed amid doubts over what caused the incident, but a Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson was unable to confirm whether or not it was being investigated.