car destroyed in blaze on A38 near Burnham-On-Sea
prized classic car worth tens of thousands of pounds was destroyed
in a blaze near Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday.
crews from Burnham were called to the blazing Maserati on the
A38 outside Brent Knoll's Sanders Garden World just before 3.30pm.
found the car well alight, and used two breathing apparatus and
two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire," a fire spokesman
told Burnham-On-Sea.com. It is believed that a fault within the
car's gear box caused the blaze.
distraught owner of the vehicle, who was unhurt, said the car
recently won a prize at a leading classic car awards ceremony.
Ian Wood told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The flames quickly took
hold in the engine compartment. The smoke could be seen from quite
a distance away and the traffic backed up but the emergency services
quickly brought the situation under control."