22nd January 2019

Crews called to 4×4 and motorcycle ‘well alight’ following collision in Taunton

Photo: Taunton Fire Station

One fire appliance from Taunton was mobilised to reports of an incident in Hammet Street in Taunton at 16:49 this afternoon (Friday).

Photo: Taunton Fire Station

On arrival, crews confirmed there had been a road traffic collision involving a 4×4 and a parked motorcycle.

Both vehicles had caught fire and were well alight.

A second appliance was requested for additional support and breathing apparatus. This also came from Taunton.

The vehicle fire was extinguished using two breathing apparatus wearers, one hose reel jet, one main jet and a thermal imaging camera.  

Photo: Taunton Fire Station

Both vehicles were severely damaged by fire.  The cause was confirmed by the fire service as accidental.

The police were requested to attend due to the nature of the incident.  

Photo: Taunton Fire Station

Highways were also requested due to the damage caused to the tarmac.