22nd October 2018

Taunton fire crew called to two vehicle fires

Taunton fire crew were called to two vehicle fires this evening (Friday).

One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised to a report of a vehicle fire in Hyde Lane Park, Bathpool at 18:04.

The vehicle was well alight when crews arrived on scene.

Crews used two breathing apparatus wearers and two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. 

The vehicle was completely destroyed by fire and the cause was confirmed as accidental.   

One fire appliance from Taunton was later mobilised to reports of a car on fire on Cheddon Road in Taunton at 21:40.

The car was severely damaged by fire.

Crews used two breathing apparatus wearers, two hose reel jets and a thermal image camera to detect hot spots.

The cause of the fire was believed to be deliberate.