Published: July 24, 2012
Minibus fire causes delays on M5 between Burnham and Bridgwater

Motorists faced long queues on the M5 between Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater on Tuesday evening (July 24th) after a minibus fire.

Two fire appliances from Bridgwater and Burnham-On-Sea were called to the scene at 4.56pm.

"Crews fought the fire wearing breathing apparatus and used compressed foam to extinguish the blaze," a spokesman told

"Crews continued to damp down vehicle and the cause of the fire was accidental."

A passenger in a passing car took this mobile phone image of the burnt-out vehicle while passing the scene.

Pictured: The burnt-out minibus on the hard shoulder of the M5 motorway


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