Walker snaps the moment a car bursts into flames on M5
dog walker captured on his mobile phone the moment a car burst
into flames on the hard shoulder of the M5 motorway near Burnham-On-Sea
on Easter Sunday.
Burnham fire engines were called to the blazing vehicle, pictured
the southbound carriageway between junction 22 at Burnham and
junction 23 at Bridgwater.
used two jets to extinguish the flames
at around 5pm. Two lanes of the motorway were briefly closed by
the Highways Agency while crews were at the scene.
A spokesman for the fire service confirmed that the car had been
severely damaged and that the cause was believed to be accidental.
No-one was hurt.
walker, who asked not to be named, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
flames quickly spread and large amounts of black smoke rose into
the air until the fire crews put it out. It was quite a dramatic
Top, a mobile phone photo of the fire taken by local resident
who was walking his dog in fields opposite the blaze. Above, the
damaged vehicle after the fire on the hard shoulder