Published: Tuesday 21 November, 2017

LOOK Diplomatic Mercedes Benz Car Catches Fire on EDSA, Driver Unhurt

A luxury car caught fire along EDSA Monday night. The black Mercedez Benz car caught fire due to yet unknown reasons at the EDSA Buendia portion in Makati. The driver escaped unhurt.

Car fire EDSA

Firefighters trying to extinguish the car fire along EDSA Buendia. (James Agustin/DZBB/Twitter)

The fire started at around 9:33 PM, according to GMA News. Witnesses said thick smoke started coming out from under the black Mercedes Benz car with diplomatic plates after which the fire broke out. It quickly engulfed the vehicle. 

A traffic enforcer tried to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher to no avail. Firefighters soon arrived and the fire was declared out after about 30 minutes.

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James Agustin of dzBB said the Indonesian driver of the car was unhurt.

The incident predictably backed up traffic for several kilometers. EDSA northbound traffic was at a standstill as the car was on the northbound lane but the southbound traffic was also backed up mainly due to usiseros.