Published: February 22, 2009
Burnham-On-Sea firefighters tackle car blaze after electrical fault

An electrical fault caused a serious fire that destroyed this car in East Huntspill on Sunday afternoon (February 22nd).

Burnham-On-Sea firefighters were sent to the B3141 at 12.04pm to extinguish the blazing vehicle - but it could not be saved, as our photos show.

"One appliance from Burnham attended and extinguished the fire using a hose reel jet and foam," a fire spokesman told

"The fire was caused by an electrical fault in the engine compartment. The vehicle sustained 50 per cent damage by fire and heat." reader Mark Woolacott, who called fire services to the scene, said the elderly driver inside had escaped unhurt. He added that the road was briefly closed while fire services tackled the blaze.

Mark Woolacott sent in this photo of the smoking car on Sunday afternoon

The interior of the car was a complete write-off


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