Car destroyed by fire

A DRIVER had a lucky escape after his car was engulfed in flames.

The motorist, said to be in his 30s, was driving down Burnhope Way, Peterlee, when flames started coming from the front end of his Peugeot car.

A passing motorist alerted the driver’s attention and he stopped.

Shortly after he got out, the vehicle went up in flames and was destroyed.

The incident happened at around 5.45pm on Friday.

The driver was not injured.