Motorbike fire engulfs street as vehicle ‘explodes’ into blazing inferno

Terrifying footage shows how a motorbike suddenly caught fire and "exploded" – injuring the rider.

In the clip, recorded today (March 2) in Cotham, Bristol, flames are erupting from the bike and thick black smoke is descending on the street.

Footage from the scene captures a loud explosion send a flaming piece of the motorbike flying into the middle of the road, leaving witnesses shocked.

"Oh my God!" shouts one person in the background.

Billowing flames almost touch a house on the opposite side of the street but the fire crew is able to quickly douse the flames and bring the fire under control.

The motorcycle caught on fire accidentally and the driver was taken to hospital, but nobody else was hurt, Bristol Live reports.

Luckily they did not sustain serious injuries, according to Avon Fire and Rescue.

A single fire engine was called to the residential street at around 5 pm and two hose reels were used to put out the flames.

The motorbike "exploded" according to a witness, who said it was "quite the bang".

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Avon Fire and Rescue say the fire has since been put out and the road is cleared.

This comes after a mum and dad and their four-year-old daughter were tragically killed in a house fire in Exeter.

Daniel Rudge, 29, and Kaylie Rudge, 28, and their daughter Lilly were killed in the blaze but the couple's three other children survived and were taken to hospital.

Mandy Rudge, Daniel's sister, said: "Kaylie was the most beautiful person in the whole world and Daniel has the biggest heart in the world.

"They would do anything for anyone."

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