Pirate FM News

WATCH: Car fire in the middle of St Austell

st austell car fire

Published by Emma Carton at 10:43am 24th May 2018. (Updated at 10:46am 24th May 2018)

Burning car rolls down street in St Austell

This is the dramatic moment a burning car ended up outside a business in St Austell.

Crews think the vehicle rolled down the street and onto a pavement near a funeral directors.

They scrambled back-up in the early hours of Thursday morning, amid fears flames would spread to a building.

Luckily, the team from St Austell Community Fire Station managed to douse the blaze in time.

A spokesperson said: "One pump was mobilised to a car on fire. Upon arrival, the car had rolled down the road and mounted the pavement near to buildings.

"The Incident Commander requested 'make pumps two' as a local business was becoming involved in the fire and more resources may have been required. A second pump arrived shortly after and secured water supplies. 

"Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using two hosereels extinguished the fire.

"We waited for a keyholder to attend so we could check for fire spread with a thermal image camera.

"Thankfully the fire was extinguished before spreading through the building.

"The incident was left in the hands of Devon and Cornwall Police".

Contact Us

If you would like to submit a query or provide more information on this story please get in touch below.

Please wait...
  • Up to 3 JPG or PNG images, 2MB max size
  • We will always endeavour to credit you when we publish your pictures.
  • By uploading you are agreeing to this non-exclusive reuse, royalty-free, across all Pirate FM platforms, which extends to our partner broadcasters.
  • You retain copyright to all images.
  • If you would like to send us a video, please upload to YouTube or similar and paste the video URL into the message above.
Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Suggested articles

Concerns over new road connecting St Austell to A30

Cornwall News: There are fears it could affect towns to the west

Fire tears through first-floor flat in Cornwall

Cornwall News: The blaze spread to the roof area at St Blazey

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall