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 "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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