Firefighters from East Devon tackle car blaze on road near Axminster

Firefighters wore breathing apparatus to tackle a car blaze on the A35 near Axminster on Friday morning (March 18).

Crews from Axminster and Colyton fire stations were called to the Black Sand Bridge on the Wilmington Straight at around 9.30am, where they found the car well-alight.

Firefighters put out the flames with hose reel jets and said the cause of the blaze was believed to be accidental.

Once the blaze was out, they damped down the vehicle and stopped any fire run-off from going into the drains.

An Axminster Fire Station spokesperson said: “Once on scene our crew confirmed one vehicle well alight and got to work to extinguish the fire using two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets.

“Crews confirmed the fire to be out and were at work damping down and preventing run off from entering the drains.

“The cause of this fire was believed to be accidental and crews left duty of care with the police as well as the owner of the vehicle.”

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) said crews also used a thermal imaging camera, and small tools.

A DSFRS spokesperson said: “The cause of the fire was accidental.

“Crews handed over to the owner of the vehicle and police before leaving the scene.”

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