Fire crews tackle vehicle blaze

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Fire fighters received an early morning call to tackle a vehicle blaze in Hartlepool.

Two crews from the town’s Stranton fire station turned out to a Vauxhall car which was alight in a work compound in Mainsforth Terrace at about 5am this morning.

The fire is believed to have been sparked by an electrical fault in the engine.

Officers extinguished the blaze before it managed to spread.