Car on fire in footage from crash in Cornwall

A car is on fire and a road has been closed after a crash in Portreath, Cornwall this afternoon.

Traffic monitoring system Inrix reports that Bassett Road in Portreath is where the crash has occurred.

A video sent to CornwallLive shows a vehicle at the side of the road on fire, with smoke billowing across the road.

A motorist in the area told us the road is blocked off currently, and was in the process of being closed due to the crash and fire.

They said: “I couldn’t see anyone hurt. Looks like cars collided whilst crossing as it’s on that junction.

“I diverted some traffic away as I was driving back. The road is blocked off.”

Inrix’s alert reads: Reports of accident on Bassett Road near Paynters Lane. Traffic is coping well.”

We have contacted Devon and Cornwall Police for more information on this incident.

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