Fire crews were called after a parked car caught fire in a busy street in Barnstaple.

A CAR that caught on fire in Bear Street, Barnstaple this afternoon (Wed) has been dealt with by fire crews.

An appliance from Barnstaple was called out by the owners who reported the car, which was parked up, had caught on fire.

The incident happened at around 12.15, and fire crews used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet to extinguish the blaze.

The car was severely damaged by the fire, which is not being treated as suspicious.