Exmouth firefighters tackle car blaze in early hours of morning

Firefighters were called to an address in Brixington, Exmouth, in the early hours of this morning (Friday) after cars were reported to be on fire.

Exmouth firefighters were called to Hawthorn Grove shortly after 1am on March 6, after a member of the public heard a loud bang and saw fire.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) said the blaze involved two cars after it spread from one vehicle to the side of another.

Police were called to help identify the vehicle owners.

A DSFRS spokesperson said: “Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service received a call from a member of the public reporting a loud bang and a fire.

“Two fire appliances from Exmouth were immediately mobilised by fire control.

“On arrival, the Incident Commander confirmed that the fire involved two cars and quickly got crews to work with breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

“The fire caused severe fire damage to one vehicle and some fire damage to the side of the other.”

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called to Hawthorn Grove, Exmouth, this morning at 1.40am with reports that two vehicles were on fire.

“Police assisted the fire service in informing the owners of the vehicles.”

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