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Driver injured following aerosol spray explosion

The driver of a car has been injured following what is believed to have been an explosion after spraying an air freshener in his car and then lighting a cigarette.

Fire crews from Edlington station in Doncaster were called to the scene on Sheffield Road in Conisbrough just after 9am on Saturday 26 August.

The fire was out when firefighters arrived but the explosion had caused significant damage to the vehicle and resulted in the driver being injured.

Firefighters are now warning people about the potential dangers of using aerosol cans in confined spaces and to make sure that your vehicle is well ventilated if using smoking materials.

This content was last updated on September 07th, 2017