In photos: Car blaze drama on M5 motorway near Burnham-On-Sea
were the dramatic scenes on the M5 motorway near Burnham-On-Sea
on Saturday afternoon (February 11th) after a car burst into flames.
James Stevens, a Burnham-On-Sea.com reader, captured these
photos on his mobile phone of the blazing vehicle on the hard
Two fire crews were sent to the scene at 12.39pm after passing
motorists reported the vehicle alight close to junction 24 on
the northbound carriageway.
used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet to extinguish
the fire," a fire spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"The cause of the fire was an accidental electrical fault,
which caused severe damage to the vehicle by heat and smoke."
Speed restrictions were put in place on the motorway while fire
crews were at the scene and two lanes were briefly closed, causing
delays for motorists. There were no reports of any injuries.
Pictured: The car blaze caught on camera on the M5 motorway
on Saturday afternoon