FIREFIGHTERS were called to a car which was engulfed in flames on Sunday night.

Crews attended after a vehicle was on fire in Bracewell Close, Sutton, at around 9pm.

Firefighters spent around 30 minutes tackling the blaze, which is thought to have started accidentally.

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A spokeswoman for the fire and rewcue service said: "Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called to Bracewell Close, St Helens, on Sunday, February 27.

"Crews were alerted at 8.55pm and on scene at 9.01pm. One fire engine attended.

"On arrival crews found one vehicle well alight on the roadway.

"Firefighters had extinguished the fire and left the scene by 9.32pm.

"It is believed the fire started accidentally."