East Devon crews called to lorry fire

Sidmouth Fire Station in Woolbrook Road

Sidmouth Fire Station in Woolbrook Road - Credit: Archant

Crews from Sidmouth, Colyton and Seaton are currently tackling a large vehicle fire near Southleigh.

The fire service were called out at 3.05pm this afternoon (Tuesday, May 9) to Lower Wadden after reports of a lorry on fire. A Devon and Somerset Fire Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews confirmed this fire involved three lorry beds and they requested further assistance. Another fire engine from Sidmouth and a Water Bowser from Danes Castle were also sent.

“Crews are currently using two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.”

In an update at 4.30pm, crews were still tackling the fire which involves four unused lorry trailers being used as storage.

Firefighters are using one main jet, two hose reel jets and a thermal image camera.


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