Cardiff taxi damaged after catching fire during rush hour

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Taxi on fireImage source, Wayne Courtney

A taxi has been badly damaged after catching fire near a busy intersection during rush hour in Cardiff.

Several witnesses said on social media there had been an explosion when the vehicle caught alight on Wellfield Road, Roath, near its junction with Marlborough Road.

Nobody was hurt, but traffic was disrupted as firefighters dealt with the blaze close to St Andrew's Church.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said the cause was accidental.

Image source, Andy Mardell
Image source, Wayne Courtney