Incident

Vehicle fire

Date
11.01am - 20 November 2021
Last updated
11.01am - 23 November 2021
Status
Closed
Incident type
Small
Location
High Bickington
Attending station
Barnstaple

A fire appliance from Barnstaple was mobilised to Wardens Close, High Bickington nr Torrington following multiple calls from passing motorists and local residents reporting a car in the road that was smoking. The fire quickly took hold and was well alight on our arrival. Unfortunately the fire, which started accidentally, destroyed the vehicle, with crew using 2 breathing apparatus and 1 hose reel jet to extinguish it, before making the vehicle and scene safe. There were no casualties and duty of care was then left with the owner awaiting recovery.