A DRIVER had a lucky escape when his vehicle suffered an electrical fault and went up in flames in Colne town centre.
The man jumped from his Land-Rover when he saw smoke coming from the glove box minutes before it caught alight.
Firefighters were called to the scene outside the Shepherds Arms pub in Church Street at 9-20 p.m. on Saturday.
They used two sets of breathing apparatus and a hose reel to control the fire.
Crew manager Lee Nuttall said: “The fire was accidental, probably caused by an electrical fault in the passenger compartment of the car.”