Firefighters tackle ‘deliberate’ car fire

FIRE CREWS were scrambled in Torrington in the early hours when a car involved a collision last night (Tues) was reported to be on fire.

A fire engine from Torrington was first called to the scene just before 8pm to Station Hill following a call from an ambulance that had come across a two vehicle collision.

Nobody was trapped or injured in the collision but crews made the vehicles safe and cleaned up a small amount of fuel on the highway.

Then just before 3am today (Wed) a fire crew was called out again to reports of a car on fire in a public car park on Station Hill.

Crews confirmed the car was one of the two vehicles involved in the earlier collision, and was well alight on arrival.

Fire fighters used breathing apparatus and a compressed foam hose reel jet to put out the fire.

Police believe the car, which was severely damaged by the fire, was ignited deliberately and are carrying out an investigation.

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