A car was completely destroyed after bursting into flames on the A361 near Barnstaple yesterday (Tuesday). Commuters witnessed flames pouring from the vehicle in the layby near Portmore Roundabout at around 6.45pm. The driver had managed to pull over after spotting smoke issuing from their car. Fire crews advised the driver to keep away from the vehicle as crews made their way to the scene. They found the car well alight and used two sets of breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets to extinguish the flames.