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Incident - Vehicle fire

Date: 12/07/2020
Time: 21:34
Location: Sampford Courtenay
Area: Central
County: Devon

A fire appliance from North Tawton was sent to reports of a vehicle fire at the above location. Upon arrival crews confirmed this to be a bonfire in a field which had spread to 3 vehicles and approximately 20 metres of hedgerow. The crews requested the attendance of 2 further fire appliances and an off road vehicle from Okehampton to help with manpower and water relay.

Crews used one 45mm jet, a compressed air foam fogging unit and beaters to extinguish the fire. One car was completely destroyed by fire, the second car had some damage to the front nearside wheel arch and the third vehicle was damaged by heat.

The cause of this incident is believed to be accidental. 

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