Honiton crew tackles small car blaze after fire starts in engine

Firefighters from Honiton were called to the town centre on Wednesday afternoon (August 12) following reports a car was on fire.

The crew arrived at the High Street shortly before 2pm where they found a small fire in the car’s engine compartment, where the air conditioning pump had seized.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “One fire engine from Honiton attended the High Street after reports of a car on fire.

“On arrival there was a small fire in the engine compartment caused by a seized air conditioning pump.

“Fire crews used one hose reel jet, small tools and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire and make sure it was safe.”

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