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Car Fire Blocks A30

Car Fire Blocks A30

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:10am 12th September 2016. (Updated at 11:43am 12th September 2016)

A car fire has blocked part of the A30 in west Cornwall.

It happened on the road between Drift and Crows-an-Wra on Sunday evening.

The vehicle was also leaking diesel onto the road, prompting a call to highways officials.

A spokesperson for Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: "On the initial call for this incident, one appliance from Penzance was mobilised.

"On arrival the crew found the car well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two high pressure hosereel jets and a dry powder extinguisher to extinguish the fire.

"A further appliance from St. Just attended to supply extra water.

"Devon and Cornwall Police attended as the vehicle was blocking one lane of the A30.

"A request was also made for Cornwall Highways to attend as one lane of the A30 was extremely slippery due to an amount of diesel leaking onto the road.

"Crews were delayed for some considerable time."

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