A CAR was destroyed by fire this afternoon, Sunday, on the A38.

Fire control received a few calls to a vehicle on fire on the A38 at Dean Prior at 3.15pm.

A spokesperson from fire control said: ‘The owner had removed a boat on a trailer prior to our arrival.

‘Once crews from Buckfastleigh arrived the vehicle was well alight and parked in a layby.

‘Crews had two breathing apparatus sets, one hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera in use but didn’t require the attendance of an appliance from Totnes.

‘The car was 100% destroyed by fire.’