Car trapped in mud in Exmouth catches fire

PUBLISHED: 13:23 04 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:26 10 June 2010

Monday, August 4 - EXMOUTH firefighters and the town's coastguards were called to Mamhead View on Saturday afternoon after a car trapped in mud off Belchers slipway caught fire.

EXMOUTH firefighters and the town's coastguards were called to Mamhead View on Saturday afternoon after a car trapped in mud off Belchers slipway caught fire.

The car had been towing a trailer carrying a boat out of the water shortly before 4pm when it became stuck and smoke began pouring out of a rear motor.

The fire crew was called after the car was discovered to be a hybrid vehicle, and had caught fire when an electrical circuit was unable to cope with the wheels being stuck.

The car was towed to the roadside where the fire brigade made the vehicle safe after disconnecting the battery.

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