Car fire on A35

Firefighters from Axminster and Lyme Regis attend incident.

Fire crews from Axminster and Lyme Regis were this morning (Wednesday) called to the A35 at Raymonds Hill following a report of a car fire.

Firefighters used breathing apparatus and a hose reel to extinguish the blaze, which was discovered in the vehicle’s engine compartment.

A spokesman for Devon and Somerset fire and Rescue Service said the blaze, reported at 10.28am, had damaged 90 per cent of the engine.