injured in car blaze on A38 near Burnham-On-Sea
motorist was treated for burns after his car - pictured here -
burst into flames near Burnham-On-Sea on Friday afternoon
ambulance and fire crews from Burnham were called to the A38,
near the busy Edithmead roundabout, shortly after 3.15pm when
the car caught alight.
spokesman Paul Slavin told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Crews used
one foam jet, one hose reel jet and two breathing apparatus to
extinguish the fire."
fire was caused by either petrol or oil igniting on the hot exhaust
manifold. The vehicle was completely destroyed."
driver attempted to put out the fire himself before crews arrived
and that is when he suffered burns to his hand and forearm.
northbound lane of the A38 was temporarily closed while the emergency
services were at the scene, with police diverted traffic around
the scene. Long queues built up around the area.