Firefighters tackle blaze in East Devon that completely destroys car

A car was completely destroyed by a blaze when it caught fire just off the A30 in East Devon on Monday morning (August 31).

Fire crews from Honiton and Chard wore breathing apparatus and used jets and a thermal imaging camera while tackling the blaze, near Upottery .

A team from the Highways department attended the scene to mop up a diesel spill, the fire service said.

The blaze was thought to have been accidental, said Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSRFS).

A DSFRS spokesperson said: “Fire control received multiple calls to a vehicle fire just off the A30 near Upottery.

“One fire engine from Chard and one fire engine from Honiton attended the incident.

“Crews got to work in four breathing apparatus, one thermal imaging camera and two jets to tackle the fire.

“Crews worked in partnership with highways to stem the diesel spill.

“The car has been 100 per cent damaged by fire, this is believed to have been an accidental fire.”

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