A CAR was completely damaged in a fire in Crewkerne yesterday (Wednesday, March 22).

The incident took place at around 5.07pm and on their arrival fire crews confirmed the car “was fully involved in a fire”

The fire, which was “in close proximity to a neighbouring property”, was believed to be accidental, the service said.

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “Fire control received reports of a car on fire outside a property in Crewkerne.

“Control immediately mobilised one fire appliance from Crewkerne.

“Once on scene crews confirmed one vehicle was fully involved in a fire in close proximity to a neighbouring property and got to work extinguishing the fire using two breathing apparatus and one compressed air foam jet.

“An assistance message was sent through to control requesting 'Make Pumps 2 for a Positive Pressure Ventilation Fan'.

“Crews confirmed the fire out and that unfortunately this incident had caused 100 per cent fire damage to the vehicle.

"Crews used - two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet, one compressed air foam jet, one fog spike, and one thermal imaging camera.

“The cause of this incident was believed to be accidental.”