A tractor towing a trailer caught fire on the old A30 near Ottery St Mary on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 9.

The fire broke out near the Talaton turn-off of the A30, between Fairmile and Straightway Head.

No-one was injured, the police said.

Officers closed the road around 1.45pm, causing heavy traffic in the area.

Fire crews from Ottery St Mary, Middlemoor and Danes Castle attended.

On arrival, crews confirmed this to be a tractor and trailer fire, with the vehicle well alight. 

In addition, there was a fuel run off that caused a running fuel fire which caught about 20 metres of hedgerow alight.

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The tractor was 100 per cent destroyed by fire, the trailer sustained around 30 per cent of damage and the contents were also destroyed by smoke and water. 

Approximately 25 metres of hedgerow were damaged by fire.

The cause was accidental. 

Devon and Cornwall Road Policing Team shared the photo of the severely damaged tractor and trailer on its Twitter account.