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Live updates as A30 blocked after car bursts into flames

Traffic is at a standstill

The A30 is blocked in both directions after a car burst into flames this afternoon.

Traffic is at a standstill on the road between the junctions for Camborne West and Loggans Moor Roundabout in Hayle .

The fire took place on the section of the road known as The Roseworthy Dip 'Big Dipper' and traffic is backed up in both directions

One witness, Sam Jasper, described the fire as “a big blaze”.

He added: “Yeah it was a big blaze, the fire engine put it out quick when they arrived but worryingly there’s ambulances now. Hopefully no one’s hurt.”

Pictures show emergency services on the scene and smoke coming from the vehicle.

The incident was first reported on the traffic monitoring site Inrix at 1:12pm.

Follow our live updates below for the latest traffic and condition news as soon as we get it.

Now cleared... definitely

The car has been cleared and traffic is easing

Car involved

The car involved is said to be a BMW

Devon and Cornwall Police statement

Devon and Cornwall Police has confirmed that the vehicle on fire was parked on the hard shoulder. Recovery is on the scene dealing with the incident, the nature of any injuries are not yet known.

Not cleared

Reported as cleared however sensors suggest the road remains blocked to allow the fire services deal with the scene.


Traffic monitoring site Inrix is reporting that the fire has now been cleared. Cornwall Live is trying to contact Devon and Cornwall Police for a further update.

Further confirmation

A fire engine on its way to the scene

A fire engine on its way to the scene (Image: Sam Jasper)

Smoke coming from the vehicle

Smoke coming from the vehicle

The car fire on the A30 between Camborne and Hayle

The car fire on the A30 between Camborne and Hayle (Image: Sam Jasper)





Footage shows cars performing dangerous U-turns in A30 car fire hold-up

The turning motorists were forcing cars travelling in the other direction to slow down


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Shocking videos have been shared showing cars performing dangerous U-turns in queuing traffic on the A30 this afternoon.

Cornwall Live has been providing live coverage of a car fire on the hard shoulder of the Roseworthy Dip, between Camborne and Hayle.

Traffic has been backed up for much of the afternoon while police and firefighters dealt with the situation.

The incident has now been dealt with and traffic is clearing. One person caught up in the delays has captured two videos showing the U-turns.

A second U-turn captured on camera on the A30

Julie Payne captured the videos, showing motorists travelling westbound performing the manoeuvre, causing traffic coming in the other direction to brake.

She said: “There were so many and the poor oncoming cars were actually having to stop for some of them. Wasn’t as if we were in the queue for all that long anyway, a BMW had caught fire so we were just crawling past its wreckage.”

The car fire on the A30 between Camborne and Hayle (Image: Sam Jasper)

U-turns have long since been a talking point in Cornwall with several accidents being attributed to turns in the road by drivers trying to avoid being stuck in traffic.