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.


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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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