Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

WATCH: Traffic chaos after car fire closes A92 near Carnoustie

Motorists  faced disruption on the A92 near Carnoustie after a Saab convertible was engulfed in a tea-time fireball on Sunday.

The driver of the car thankfully escaped unhurt after bringing it to a halt in the slip lane of the eastbound carriageway just before the Muirdrum turn-off.

img_0453

But he could only watch in horror as the vehicle was completely destroyed by the fierce blaze, suspected to have been started by a mechanical fault.

The eastbound A92 dual carriageway was closed while the incident was dealt with.

Traffic heading towards Dundee was diverted at the Hatton junction.

img_0456

Vehicles caught between there and the Muirdrum turn-off where the incident happened were then turned around and brought back along the eastbound carriageway to join the diversion.

The alarm was raised at 5.30pm but such was the ferocity of the blaze that firefighters could not prevent the Saab being reduced to a charred shell.

An ambulance also attended but the male driver of the Saab escaped injury.

img_0457

Eyewitness Ralph Coutts described how sparks flew out of the fireball.

He said; “I was stopped in traffic when it happened.

“The car just burst into flames, but it didn’t look like there had been any accident.

“A lot of cars then parked up on the grass verges, it seemed that people got alarmed by it all.

“It was quite startling to see something like that, you don’t really expect it and your first thought is whether the people are OK.

“The road was blocked for a while but it’s starting to slowly reopen now.”

Do you know the driver? Please phone 01382 575130 or email news@thecourier.co.uk

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]