A car was destroyed by fire on a busy High Wycombe road at the weekend. 

The silver BMW caught fire on Marlow Hill at the junction with Daws Hill Lane just before 8pm on Saturday night, causing traffic chaos. 

The road was shut off while firefighters - from Beaconsfield Fire Station - tackled the fire with hose reels and breathing apparatus. 

Two fire crews from High Wycombe Fire Station were called to Ryemead Way just minutes before the fire broke out close to their base to help release a man who was shut in a lift.