Black smoke filled part of the A30 when a car burst into flames yesterday evening.

The driver of the BMW managed to pull up at the side of the road before fire engulfed the front of the car.

Critical Control said it received "multiple calls" about the fire on the westbound carriageway of the A30 at Highgate Hill, near Summercourt, an area commonly referred to by locals as 'Hamburger Hill'.

A crew from St Dennis Community Fire Station was sent at 8.44pm, just as members were completing training.

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Photo: CFRS

A spokesperson said: "Nearing the end of drill tonight we received a call to a car fire on the A30.

"Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used high pressure hoses to extinguish the fire."

One of the crew members went on to capture the aftermath of the fire, which shows a burnt shell of the car continuing to be be damped down with a jet.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: "At 8.44pm Critical Control received multiple calls to a car on fire on the A30 westbound near to Summercourt.

"One appliance from St Dennis Community Fire Station attended and on arrival found the car to be well alight.

"The crew wore breathing apparatus and used to hosereels to extinguish the fire.

"The incident was left in the hands of the police."