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Incident - Lorry and Van Fire

Date: 17/10/2020
Time: 07:03
Location: Coach Road, Silverton
Area: Central
County: Devon

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service received a call from a member of the public reporting a van on fire at the above location.

One fire appliance from Danes Castle was immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the Incident Commander confirmed that this was in fact a lorry carrying a car, which was well alight, and requested the assistance of a further fire appliance which came from Cullompton.

The crews got to work to tackle the fire using breathing apparatus, compressed air foam and a main jet. The fire caused considerable damage to both of the vehicles. Police attended the fire as it was believed to have been started deliberately.

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