Honiton firefighters tackle minibus blaze that spread to cars and a garage in Upottery

Firefighters from Honiton were on Thursday evening (December 30) called to minibus blaze that spread to two cars and a garage.

The crew was called to Upottery, near Honiton, at around 6pm after a report of a minibus on fire next to a property.

The blaze caused severe damage and was thought to be accidental, the fire service said.

The Honiton crew tackling the blaze called for back-up help to bring water supplies.

Crews wore breathing apparatus and used a hose, thermal imaging camera and hydraulic cutting equipment while fighting the fire.

The blaze spread to two cars parked near the minibus, and a double garage, the fire service said.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) spokesperson said: “One fire appliance was sent to a minibus on fire next to a property. On arrival crews requested a second appliance for back up water supplies.

“The minibus fire spread to two adjacent cars and a double garage.

“Crews managed to put out the blaze using four breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet, one thermal imaging camera and hydraulic cutting equipment.

“The fire caused severe damage, and the cause was deemed accidental ignition.”

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