Dramatic moment BMW erupts in huge ball of flames while parked on east London street

This is the dramatic moment a BMW erupted in a ball of flames while parked on an east London street.

Flames ripped through the silver BMW 3 Series Coupe after an electrical fire broke out at around 2.30pm on Sunday.

Pictures from the scene on St Paul’s Way, Tower Hamlets, showed fire engulfing the vehicle while a tower of black smoke billowed up into the sky.

Rafel Hernandez, who lives in the street, told the Standard he heard a “shot” before rushing out to see “great smoke”.

A second and third explosion followed as the vehicle smoked for around thirty minutes, he added.

The fire extinguished by firefighters on Sunday afternoon (@metcyclecops)

Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire but the car was left completely gutted.

The car was completely gutted in the blaze (@metcyclecops)

The Met Police’s Cycle Safety Team tweeted: “Currently on scene with @LondonFire & @MPSTowerHam dealing with a car on fire at St Paul’s Way. Not suspicious electrical fire #Teamwork”

Source : https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/dramatic-moment-bmw-erupts-in-huge-ball-of-flames-while-parked-on-east-london-street-a3636746.html