Published: June 23, 2012
In photos: Burnham-On-Sea fire crews called to car blaze drama

These were the dramatic scenes in the village of Mark on Friday afternoon (June 22nd) when firefighters from Burnham-On-Sea were called to tackle a blazing car.

Firefighters rushed to the residential area of Churchlands in Mark at 4.35pm where the car had burst into flames.

A fire spokesman told "Crews used two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire, which left the car severely damaged."

He added that the cause is believed to be accidental, although the source of the fire was not immediately known. No-one was hurt in the incident.

Eyewitness Jendy Weekes, who lives in the village, told "A plume of thick black smoke from the car could be seen from quite some distance around and there was initially a lot of concern about what was on fire."

"It was amazing how quickly the flames spread through the vehicle, creating terrible smelling fumes."

Pictured: Burnham-On-Sea firefighters tackling the car blaze in the village of Mark on Friday evening (Photos: Jendy Weekes)


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