‘Saviour’ lorry driver to the rescue after fire breaks out in car on Honiton A road

PUBLISHED: 15:47 13 January 2018 | UPDATED: 09:08 16 January 2018

The car which was involved in the blaze on the A30 near Honiton. Photo: @justhayley6

The car which was involved in the blaze on the A30 near Honiton. Photo: @justhayley6

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poeThe blaze happened on the A30 westbound, between Turks Head and the Iron Bridge.

Firefighters tackle the blaze on the A30 near Honiton. Photo: @justhayley6 Firefighters tackle the blaze on the A30 near Honiton. Photo: @justhayley6

A hero lorry driver sprung into action to put out a car blaze near Honiton today.

Flames broke out in the engine compartment of the vehicle on the A30 westbound, between Turks Head and the Iron Bridge.

The situation could have become more serious if it were not for the quick-thinking actions of a passing lorry driver, who put out the blaze while crews rushed to the scene.

The owner of the vehicle said: “He truly was my saviour.

“He put the fire out and then the firefighters cooled the car down so it was safe for us to sit in, so we didn’t freeze while my parents came to rescue us.”

Firefighters used a hose reel to make the car and scene safe.

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