East Devon firefighters tackle van blaze after two-vehicle crash in Whimple

Firefighters from East Devon tackled a van blaze after a crash in Whimple on Saturday morning (June 19).

Crews from Ottery St Mary and Honiton were called to Venn Cross, in Knowle Cross Lane, shortly before 7.30am, where they found a van in a hedge that was well-alight.

Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used compressed foam to put out the blaze.

Police said the van caught fire after it was involved in a two-vehicle crash.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “The fire service was called to a van on fire in a hedge.

“One crew from Ottery St Mary and one crew from Honiton attended.

“On arrival the crews confirmed that the van and approximately five metres of hedgerow was well alight.

“The crews used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and compressed air foam to extinguish the fire.”

East Devon

Photo: Ottery Fire Station.

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