Road reopens as vehicle ‘engulfed’ in flames on A30

Craig Proctor and his partner were driving from Honiton to Exeter when they saw the car engulfed in

Craig Proctor and his partner were driving from Honiton to Exeter when they saw the car engulfed in flames. Picture: Craig Proctor - Credit: Archant

A vehicle ‘engulfed in flames’ closed part of the A30 on Monday (September 30).

Road closures were put in place while emergency services tackled the blaze.

Firefighters from Honiton and Middlemoor were sent to the scene shortly before 11am.

On arrival crews confirmed the car was 'well alight'.

The vehicle was 75 per cent damaged by fire and 100 per cent damaged by smoke.


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Crews used three breathing apparatus, one compressed air foam branch, one hose reel jet, a thermal image camera, spill kit, two dry powder extinguishers and small tools.

Traffic was stationary after the A30 eastbound was closed due to a fire on the stretch of road between Gosford Road, Fairmile, and the B3177 at Fenny Bridges.

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One lane was closed around Daisy Mount Cross due to the incident but traffic is reported to be coping well.

A police spokesman said: "The road cleared around 20 minutes ago."

Police and Devon and Somerset Fire Service were on the scene trying to put the fire out.

Lisa Burnett, resource deployment officer, tweeted a temporary road closure was in place on the B carriageway of the A30 at Fairmile, near Ottery St Mary.

Motorist Craig Proctor had joined the A30 from Honiton to Exeter just after 11am and saw the car on fire.

He said: "After about a mile I saw a vehicle completely engulfed in flames on the opposite side of the dual carriage way."

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