Inferno rips through lorry at Honiton industrial estate

PUBLISHED: 13:30 24 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:47 24 May 2018

The torched remains of the lorry destroyed in a blaze in Honiton. Photo: Callum Lawton

The torched remains of the lorry destroyed in a blaze in Honiton. Photo: Callum Lawton

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These images show the torched remains of a large lorry which was destroyed in an early morning blaze.

The torched remains of the lorry destroyed in a blaze in Honiton. Photo: Callum LawtonThe torched remains of the lorry destroyed in a blaze in Honiton. Photo: Callum Lawton

Firefighters rushed to the scene, at Heathpark Industrial Estate, at 2.43am on Tuesday (May 22) - prompting concerned residents to take to social media questioning the disruption.

Initially crews from Honiton and Colyton attended the scene, but three further appliances were called from Ottery St Mary, Middlemoor and Sidmouth.

An aerial ladder platform was also requested from Danes Castle in Exeter.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: “A building used for plumbing supplies was slightly damaged by fire and a large articulated lorry outside the building was completely destroyed.

The torched remains of the lorry destroyed in a blaze in Honiton. Photo: Callum LawtonThe torched remains of the lorry destroyed in a blaze in Honiton. Photo: Callum Lawton

“There was also substantial smoke damage to the building.”#

Firefighters extinguished the blaze using three main jets, hose reel jets, small tools and three firefighters wearing breathing apparatus.

They then remained at the scene for several hours ventilating properties and investigating for any further risk to property.

Police were also in attendance.

The torched remains of the lorry destroyed in a blaze in Honiton. Photo: Callum LawtonThe torched remains of the lorry destroyed in a blaze in Honiton. Photo: Callum Lawton

The cause of this fire has been confirmed as accidental.

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