Car fire sparks tailback on A299 Thanet Way between Herne Bay and St Nicholas-at-Wade

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A dramatic photo shows a car engulfed by a raging fireball on the New Thanet Way this afternoon. A passerby captured an image of flames and thick black smoke pouring from the vehicle on the coastbound carriageway between Herne Bay and St Nicholas-at-Wade. Emergency crews were called to the scene at about 12.15pm, with the incident sparking a mile-long tailback as motorists headed towards Thanet. Malcolm Fairman says he could see “tons of black smoke” from a distance. “About 50ft behind, a green car had stopped with one person in, and a family of four were standing by the roadside with a small …

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