Published: June 5, 2009
Fork lift truck destroyed in field blaze near Burnham-On-Sea


Thousands of pounds of damage was caused to this fork lift truck after a mechanical fault set it alight in a field near Burnham on Thursday evening (June 4th).

Firefighters from Burnham-On-Sea and Cheddar rushed to Vole Road at 5.24pm after the vehicle went up in smoke.

Fire spokesman Paul Slavin confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Two fire engines were sent to this fire, which involved a forklift truck."

"It was carrying a tank of diesel, so was potentially very dangerous. We used water jets to extinguish the fire and condensed foam to make a fire break."

Pictured is the charred vehicle after Thursday evening's blaze

 




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