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Mum rescues baby from car moments before it bursts into flames

Lisa's car fully ablaze moments after she pulled her baby son from it. Credit: Lisa Taperek

A mother pulled her baby son from the back seat of her car moments before it burst into flames.

Lisa Taperek, from Royal Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire, was on her way to collect her mother before picking up her six-year-old daughter from school in a second-hand Vauxhall Zafira B.

As she pulled into her mother's driveway the car began to belch smoke from the engine bay, prompting her frantic rescue of her son from his car seat.

These dramatic pictures show the blazing car moments after Lisa pulled her infant son out of the vehicle.

Lisa knew something was wrong when the car started to smoke. Credit: Lisa Taperek
Firefighters putting out the gutted car. Credit: Lisa Taperek

Lisa's ordeal comes after two women from Devon prompted an investigation from Vauxhall after their own cars caught fire last month.

The pair started a Facebook page and say already hundreds of people have been touch with similar experiences.

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people told the Devon pair that they owned a Vauxhall Zafira which spontaneously caught fire

Car giant Vauxhall has now said it is recalling models of its Zafira B range, produced between 2005 and 2014.

"We fully understand the seriousness of the situation and customers' personal concerns about safety."

"We will write to all affected owners, check and repair their cars and make them safe to operate where necessary."

– RORY HARVEY, CHAIRMAN OF VAUXHALL