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A car on fire at a petrol station near Norton Fitzwarren in Somerset was swiftly dealt with by the fire service on Thursday, December 1.

Police and fire crews attended the fire at the BP petrol station on the A358 near Norton Fitzwarren.

Avon and Somerset Police closed the road while fire crews tackled the blaze.

A police spokesperson said: “At 8.35am officers assisted the fire service with a road closure as it dealt with a car fire at a service station on the A358 near Norton Fitzwarren.

“The cordon was lifted approximately 20 minutes later after the fire was brought under control.”

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “The fire involved one small private vehicle on the forecourt. The vehicle was 80% damaged by fire.

“We used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet, and small tools to put out the fire. One fire engine from Taunton attended the incident arriving at 8.30am and left at 9.29am. We left the vehicle in the hands of the owner.”

There were no reports of any injuries.