PARKED cars blocked a fire engine at the weekend. Firefighters had trouble reaching a blazing car in Birkby.
A P-registered Vauxhall Vectra was blazing on Norman Road at 10.50pm on Sunday.
But firefighters could not get their engine down the road because cars were parked on either side and there was not enough space between them.
Crew Manager Dave Chadwick said: "We had to abandon the engine and run 50 metres down the road with a hose. It was lucky we were not dealing with a house fire.
"I would urge people to think where they park and always make sure there is enough space for a fire engine."