DIESEL ENGINE OF LONDON fires in crash near DIRTINGHAM, England, the first diesel engine to do so in Britain since it was introduced more than 30 years ago.
The engine was on a test trip to the North Sea on Saturday and was driving up to 15 mph when it veered off the road and into a tree, sending the car spinning and sending flames through the engine.
The fire damaged the car’s rear bumper and the rear end of the engine, but the fire was contained and the engine did not explode.
The car’s owner, an elderly woman, was not injured.
The diesel engine is one of a few used in Britain to produce electricity.
In the U.S., engines are usually used to run the electrical grid and generate electricity for the homes of millions of Americans.