February 22, 2009
tackle car blaze after electrical fault
electrical fault caused a serious fire that destroyed this car
in East Huntspill on Sunday afternoon (February 22nd).
firefighters were sent to the B3141 at 12.04pm to extinguish the
blazing vehicle - but it could not be saved, as our photos show.
appliance from Burnham attended and extinguished the fire using
a hose reel jet and foam," a fire spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
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.
Woolacott sent in this photo of the smoking car on Sunday afternoon
interior of the car was a complete write-off