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Richard Bacon reveals that his car caught fire while driving with his family

“We Thought It Could Explode”: Richard Bacon Reveals His Car “Caught Dramatic Fire” While Driving with His Wife and Children in Malibu

  • The 44-year-old TV presenter took to Instagram to share photos and video footage of the Land Rover Discovery engine spewing flames and smoke in LA on Monday
  • Richard confirmed that he and his family were safe and said they escaped quickly when the car started making a funny noise before it ‘caught fire dramatically’
  • The burning car was quickly taken care of by the Santa Monica Fire Department
  • While filming from a safe distance, Richard seemed shocked when firefighters used extinguishers to put out the flames in the burning car
  • Richard shared another video in which the family got a lift home with the burnt-out chaff of the vehicle being towed

Richard Bacon’s car “ caught fire dramatically ” as he drove his wife and children home from Malibu on Monday.

The 44-year-old TV presenter took to Instagram to share photos and video footage of the Land Rover Discovery engine spewing flames and smoke, while firefighters helped put it out.

The former Blue Peter host confirmed that at the time of the incident he was with his wife Rebecca McFarlane, daughter Ivy, six, son Arthur, eight, and the family’s dog, but said everyone is “ safe and happy. ”

Just kidding about “needing a ride home,” Richard explained to the family escaped quickly when the vehicle started making a funny noise and they feared it might even explode.

Shocking: Richard Bacon revealed on Monday that his car caught fire while driving with wife Rebecca McFarlane and their son Arthur, eight, and daughter Ivy, six

Shocking: Richard Bacon revealed on Monday that his car caught fire while driving with wife Rebecca McFarlane and their son Arthur, eight, and daughter Ivy, six

He wrote in the caption, “I think we need a ride home. Thanks to the lovely Santa Monica Fire Department and the wonderful people on the PCH who stopped to help.

“The car made a funny noise when we drove home from Malibu. Then it caught fire dramatically.

“Since we’ve seen a lot of movies, we went back because we thought it might explode. It was not so. Apparently that’s just a movie thing.

“We were all four. Everyone good and happy. May not go with Land Rover next time. ‘

Dangerous: The TV presenter, 44, took to Instagram to share photos and video footage of the Land Rover Discovery engine spewing flames and smoke, as firefighters helped put it out

Dangerous: The TV presenter, 44, took to Instagram to share photos and video footage of the Land Rover Discovery engine spewing flames and smoke, as firefighters helped put it out

Dangerous: The TV presenter, 44, took to Instagram to share photos and video footage of the Land Rover Discovery engine spewing flames and smoke, as firefighters helped put it out

Quick thinking: Richard confirmed that he and his family were safe and said they escaped quickly when the car started making a funny noise before it 'caught fire dramatically'

Quick thinking: Richard confirmed that he and his family were safe and said they escaped quickly when the car started making a funny noise before it 'caught fire dramatically'

Quick thinking: Richard confirmed that he and his family were safe and said they escaped quickly when the car started making a funny noise before it ‘caught fire dramatically’

While filming a safe distance from the car, Richard seemed shocked when firefighters used extinguishing agents on the burning car.

In another video, former Blue Peter presenter Arthur and Ivy proudly wore firefighter helmets as the professionals extinguished their cars.

While Richard shared another video in which the family got a lift home with the burned-out chaff of their car dragged behind them.

In June, Richard bought a $ 5.3 million (£ 4.29 million) luxury mansion in the Hollywood Hills.

Wrecks: While filming from a safe distance from the car, Richard seemed shocked when firefighters used extinguishing agents on the burning car

Wrecks: While filming from a safe distance from the car, Richard seemed shocked when firefighters used extinguishing agents on the burning car

Wrecks: While filming from a safe distance from the car, Richard seemed shocked when firefighters used extinguishing agents on the burning car

Stay positive: In another video, former Blue Peter presenter showed Arthur and Ivy proudly wearing fire helmets watching the professionals extinguish their car

Stay positive: In another video, former Blue Peter presenter showed Arthur and Ivy proudly wearing fire helmets watching the professionals extinguish their car

Stay positive: In another video, former Blue Peter presenter showed Arthur and Ivy proudly wearing fire helmets watching the professionals extinguish their car

His palatial path is in the exclusive Bird Streets neighborhood and is directly above LA’s Sunset Strip.

Some of the star’s A-list neighbors include Justin Bieber, Keanu Reeves and Avatar star Sam Worthington.

While many bird-lined homes are ultra-contemporary, the Bacon estate is a 1930s Mediterranean-style legacy with plenty of land but no views of the city lights.

The purchase comes after Richard made a deal with Universal Television to produce unwritten TV content for the company.

Damage: Richard also shared another video in which the family gets a lift home with the burnt-out skin of their car dragged behind them

Damage: Richard also shared another video in which the family gets a lift home with the burnt-out skin of their car dragged behind them

Damage: Richard also shared another video in which the family gets a lift home with the burnt-out skin of their car dragged behind them

Lucky escape: Richard's car was a bolster after the flames completely destroyed the vehicle

Lucky escape: Richard's car was a bolster after the flames completely destroyed the vehicle

Lucky escape: Richard’s car was a bolster after the flames completely destroyed the vehicle

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