Firefighters rushed to the A361 close to Tiverton, Devon, at round 2pm on Monday. They have been in a position to convey the fireplace to regulate however say 90 per cent of the car was broken.
The reason for the blaze was deemed unintentional, Devon Dwell stories.
It’s unclear if anybody was injured and, in that case, to what extent.
One lane was closed eastbound and motorists confronted a number of miles of delays again in direction of South Molton. Diversions have been in place for holidaymakers to succeed in the M5 simply east of Tiverton.
Devon and Somerset Hearth and Rescue mentioned two crews have been despatched to the blaze and used hose reel jets to get it underneath management.
However the flames did trigger a hearth moorland fireplace on land adjoining to the carriageway. Footage captures smoke billow from the inexperienced area.
A press release from the brigade reads: “A number of calls have been acquired by Hearth Management to stories of a fireplace on the A361 close to Tiverton.
“Two fireplace engines from Tiverton and 1 from Cullompton have been despatched to the situation.
“On arrival, crews confirmed this to be a camper van, nicely alight.
“Crews started working with two respiration equipment wearers and two hose reel jets to get the fireplace underneath management.
“This was a hearth involving a camper van, which was totally concerned in fireplace on the principle A361. One LPG cylinder was eliminated and deemed secure. The fireplace was extinguished utilizing two BA wearers, two hose reel jets and one dry powder extinguisher.
“The car was 90 per cent broken by fireplace and the trigger was unintentional.”