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A light Mercedes-branded car caught fire late afternoon on the Airport Road in São Gonçalo. The fire was fought by 11 members of the Madeiran Volunteer Firefighters, with the support of two vehicles, but the car was totally destroyed by the flames.

Apparently no injuries were reported. The situation caused some delays in the area.

This is just one car fire of many over the last couple of months. There have been so many lately that I have lost count, I would probably say I have seen at least 15 on social media and in the news websites. Just a bit scary, and with cars here being so expensive people tend to look after them.