FIREFIGHTERS have extinguished a vehicle fire near the Holbrook Roundabout, Wincanton, that left it “50 per cent” damaged.

Fire engines from Wincanton and Mere, Wiltshire, were called to the scene at around 9.17am this morning (September 13).

When they arrived, they found one vehicle on fire, which they extinguished using a hose reel jet.

A Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: “The Fire Service attended a vehicle fire in the area of Holbrook Roundabout, Wincanton.

“Fire appliances from Wincanton and Mere were mobilised.

“On arrival, crews confirmed one vehicle well alight and got to work to extinguish the fire using one hose reel jet, breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera.

“The vehicle has been 50 per cent damaged by fire. The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.”

The Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service helps around 650 people whose vehicle has caught fire every year. 

The service recommends checking your vehicle before driving and keeping up to date with its MOT and services.

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