Van blaze causes delays on M5 near Burnham-On-Sea
were the dramatic scenes on the M5 motorway near Burnham-On-Sea
on Tuesday (September 18th) after a van blaze brought traffic
to a halt.
southbound carriageway came to a standstill at around 9.45am after
the vehicle developed an electrical fault and burst into flames
on the hard shoulder.
smoke drifted across the carriageway, as pictured here by a Burnham-On-Sea.com
reader held up in the incident.
said none of the occupants in the van had been hurt, but the vehicle
- owned by a solar energy firm - had been damaged.