Private ambulance catches fire on Devon dual carriageway

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Dramatic video footage showing firefighters tacking a raging vehicle fire in Devon has emerged.

The short clip was captured by the passenger of a passing car on the A380 near Kingsteignton on Sunday evening.


The footage was uploaded to Twitter by user @sxphine_blxnt, who said: "For anyone that's wondering what's happening on the A380, Devon. Massive que [sic] up, air ambulances etc. Fire - small van."

However, the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue later confirmed that it was in fact a private ambulance that had gone up in flames, adding that the passenger and driver had escaped unhurt.

A spokesperson for the service said that "the cause of the fire was deemed accidental" and that the ambulance was "100 per cent destroyed".