A fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised following several calls from members of the public, including the owner, reporting a car on fire on Mill Lane, Bishops Lydeard at 23:50 last night (Monday).
On arrival the crew confirmed the car was well alight and set to work extinguishing it with 2 BA and 2 hose reel jets.
Shortly after arriving both Police and Western Power were requested to attend, as the fire was confirmed to have been started deliberately and the car was directly under overhead power cables posing a potential hazard.
Once extinguished duty of care was left with the Police and vehicle owner.
The car was 70% destroyed by fire.