East Devon firefighters tackle blaze after a car boot catches fire in an A30 lay-by

Firefighters were called to a layby  in East Devon on Tuesday morning (March 15) after a blaze broke out in a car boot.

Crews from Honiton and Ottery St Mary were called to the A30 near Fenny Bridges at around 5.30am where they found a heavily smoke-logged car.

Firefighters used a hose reel jet and thermal imaging camera to tackle the blaze.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Crews from Ottery St Mary and Honiton attended a car fire near to Fenny Bridges on the A30.

“The vehicle was in the lay-by and when crews arrived on scene, they reported that it was heavily smoke-logged with the source of the fire being the boot of the car.

“The fire was extinguished using a hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera.”

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