Ferrari on Fire Durban M4

Wheels on Fire: A Ferrari was gutted on the Durban M4 this week.

Ferrari Watch: Wheels up in flames on Durban motorway

A Durban motorist escaped his burning Ferrari without injury when the engine burst into flames on a motorway near Umhlanga.

Ferrari on Fire Durban M4

Wheels on Fire: A Ferrari was gutted on the Durban M4 this week.

The owner of a R3,5 million spider Ferrari could do nothing but watch in despair as flames gutted his luxury vehicle on a Durban motorway this week.

The motorist was lucky to escape the burning Ferrari when it burst into flames in the M4 near Umhlanga this week.

Watch the fire here

eThekwini Fire and Rescue Divisional Commander for the city’s Northern Region, Jesse Yasudas said the fire department had received a call that there was a vehicle on fire on the M4 at around 12.50pm. The vehicle, to be specific was a Ferrari 458 spider, 2012 model, apparently valued at around R3.5million.

“Our fire fighters from Umhlanga  were at the scene within ten minutes and quickly extinguished the fire. There were no injuries,” he said.

Yasudas said the fire had broken out in the engine compartment of the luxury vehicle which was occupied only by the driver at the time. The incident occurred near the northbound onramp to Umhlanga on the M4.

Apart from the burning Ferrari, firefighters in Durban have recently been called upon to fight several fires at homes and business premises across the city.

Durban residents awoke to a morning of at least two fire reports across the city on Monday 10 May

eThekwini Fire Services battled a raging blaze that had broken out in a building in Brickfield Road in Overport, Durban.

Marshall Security community support spokesperson Andreas Mathios said the local security company had received multiple reports of a fire in the Overport area. The blaze broke out in a warehouse early on Monday.

“eThekwini fire services are currently on the scene in Overport in Brickfield Road where a business premises is on fire,” he said.

He said that multiple fire engines had arrived at the scene to assist with fighting the blaze.

Earlier in the morning on 10 May there were reports of a service delivery protest in Isipingo Rail area where protesting residents blocked Old Main Road with burning tyres.